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The practice of severe self-discipline, typically for religious reasons.
- ‘He called for the practice of ‘askesis,’ like St. Antony in the desert resisting corruption of his soul.’
- ‘The goal here is related to Foucault's concept of askesis, ‘an exercise of oneself in the practice of thought’, with an emphasis as much on practice as on thought.’
Late 19th century: from Greek askēsis training from askein to exercise.
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