Monastic



[muh-nas-tik] /məˈnæs tɪk/

adjective, Also, monastical
1.
of or relating to monasteries:
a monastic library.
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of monks or nuns, their manner of life, or their religious obligations:
monastic vows.
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a secluded, dedicated, or austere manner of living.
noun
4.
a member of a monastic community or order, especially a monk.
/məˈnæstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to monasteries or monks, nuns, etc
2.
resembling this sort of life; reclusive
noun
3.
a person who is committed to this way of life, esp a monk
adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French monastique “monkish, monastic,” or directly from Late Latin monasticus, from Ecclesiastical Greek monastikos “solitary, pertaining to a monk,” from Greek monazein “to live alone” (see monastery). Related: Monastical (c.1400).

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