person who lives in seclusion from society

A hermit is a person who lives on his own, away from society.[1] This is distinct from a recluse, who avoids others and lives alone.

Saint Jerome, who lived as a hermit near Bethlehem, depicted in his study being visited by two angels (Cavarozzi, early 17th century)

Hermits live in seclusion.[2][3] Hermits occur in the history of several religions.

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  1. Oxford English Dictionary: "A person who has withdrawn or secluded themself from the world; usually one who has done so for religious reasons, a recluse, a hermit".
  2. "hermit Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary". dictionary.cambridge.org. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  3. "hermit - meaning of hermit in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English - LDOCE". www.ldoceonline.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.