Monastic definitions

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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a monastery. Used often of monks and nuns.
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Resembling life in a monastery in style, structure, or manner, especially:
  • Secluded and contemplative.
  • Strictly disciplined or regimented.
  • Self-abnegating; austere.
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A monk.
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Of or characteristic of a monastery.
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Of or characteristic of monks or nuns or their way of life; ascetic, austere, etc.
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One living a monastic life.
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Of or relating to monasteries or monks.
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A person with monastic ways; a monk.
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Origin of monastic

Middle English monastik from Old French monastique from Late Latin monasticus from Late Greek monastikos from Greek monazein to live alone monastery