(comparative more monastical, superlative most monastical)
- Alternative form of monastic.
Variant of monastic
- of or characteristic of a monastery
- of or characteristic of monks or nuns or their way of life; ascetic, austere, etc.
Origin of monasticMiddle English monastik ; from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin monasticus ; from Ecclesiastical Late Greek ; from Classical Greek monastikos ; from monazein: see monastery
one living a monastic life