the monastic system or way of life
The monastic life or system, especially as practiced in a monastery.
(countable and uncountable, plural monasticisms)
- the religious practice of renouncing all worldly pursuits in order to fully devote one's life to spiritual work
From Greek Î¼Î¿Î½Î±Ï‡ÏŒÏ‚ (a solitary person).