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monastic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Religion
monasticmo‧nas‧tic /məˈnæstɪk/ adjective  1 RRrelating to monks or life in a monastery the monastic life a monastic community Roman Catholic monastic orders (=groups of monks)2 similar to a monk’s way of living, for example quiet, simple, or not having sex He led a rather monastic lifestyle.monasticism /-tɪsɪzəm/ noun [uncountable] early medieval monasticism
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monasticThe monastic chroniclers especially recorded with high indignation the resolute enforcement of the Forest jurisdiction over clerical offenders.Throughout the centuries, the monks of Clonmacnoise had suffered from raiders sailing up the Shannon to plunder the monastic city.It's an almost monastic existence.The fate of the monastic libraries serves in popular imagination as a classic example of mindless iconoclasm.The monks are not inhospitable, but recognizing and acknowledging so many visitors would make a spiritual and monastic life impossible.a monastic orderThis beautiful monastic ruin is set in a deeply wooded valley by the River Rye.In some monastic traditions the Office is only one of a number of priorities.monastic ordersKnowledge of architectural features of style was dispersed partly by the monastic orders and partly by the great pilgrimages.A number of monastic orders had churches here in the middle ages.Invitees were not only bishops, but heads of monastic orders, theologians representing the academic magisterium, even lay people.
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