monastic


mo·nas·tic

adjective \mə-ˈnas-tik\

: of or relating to monks or monasteries

: resembling or suggesting a monk or the life of a monk

Full Definition of MONASTIC

1
:  of or relating to monasteries or to monks or nuns
2
:  resembling (as in seclusion or ascetic simplicity) life in a monastery
monastic noun
mo·nas·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
mo·nas·ti·cism \-tə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

Examples of MONASTIC

  1. He founded a monastic order in Belgium.
  2. He shows a monastic dedication to his job.
  3. She studied for the test with monastic zeal.

First Known Use of MONASTIC

circa 1563

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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