Monasticism definition

mə-năstĭ-sĭzəm
The monastic life or system, especially as practiced in a monastery.
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The monastic system or way of life.
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The religious practice of renouncing all worldly pursuits in order to fully devote one's life to spiritual work.
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Noun

Singular:
monasticism
Plural:
monasticisms

Origin of monasticism

  • From Greek μοναχός (a solitary person).

    From Wiktionary