double monastery

noun

Definition of double monastery

: 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

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History and Etymology for double monastery

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 17 Jan. 2021.

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