double monastery

noun

: a religious community of men and women living in adjacent establishments, using the same church, governed by one superior, and usually obeying the same rule

Word History

Etymology

translation of Medieval Latin monasterium duplex, translation of Late Greek diploun monastērion

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“Double monastery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20monastery. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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