monkery

noun

monk·​ery ˈməŋ-kə-rē How to pronounce monkery (audio)
plural monkeries
1
: monastic life or practice : monasticism
2
: a monastic house : monastery

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of monkery was circa 1536

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Cite this Entry

“Monkery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monkery. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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