monkhood

noun
monk·​hood | \ˈməŋk-ˌhu̇d \

Definition of monkhood 

1 : the character, condition, or profession of a monk : monasticism

2 : monks as a class

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Thai tradition allows for boys to temporarily assume Buddhist monkhood to perform acts of charity. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Rescued Thai Soccer Team Recounts the Ordeal in the Cave," 18 July 2018 What was an ultimately unsuccessful effort to draw the monkhood out of its political quietism swiftly mutated into an anti-progressive force, and continued to endure as a dark cloud over the region’s politics in subsequent decades. Amar Diwakar, The New Republic, "Saffron Curtain: How Buddhism Was Weaponized During the Cold War," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of monkhood

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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