Definition of renunciant in US English:


adjective & noun

  • See renunciation

    • ‘They became known as ‘renunciants’ and were interned at Tule Lake Segregation Center in northeastern California.’
    • ‘Moreover it is a compassion directed to a specific end, the imparting of the Buddha's version of the renunciant life.’
    • ‘I was totally fascinated by those monks: by their robes and shaven heads, and by what I heard of their renunciant lifestyle, with its 227 rules of training.’