Monkery definitions

mŭng'kə-rē
Monastic life or practices.
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Monks considered as a group.
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A monastery.
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A monastery.
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The way of life, condition, behavior, etc. of monks.
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Monastic practices or beliefs.
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(dated, often pejorative) The practices of monks; the way of life, behavior, etc. characteristic of monks; monastic life.
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(dated, pejorative) Monasticism.
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(dated, often pejorative or humorous) A monastery.
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(dated, collectively) Monks, considered as a group. (cf clergy, laity)
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Origin of monkery

From monk +"Ž -ery.