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Meaning of MONASTIC

Pronunciation:  mu'nastik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
  2. [adj]  of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
 

MONASTIC is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: cloistered, cloistral, conventual, monastical, monk, unworldly
 
 See Also: Bacon, Benedict, Brother, Cistercian, Gregor Mendel, Johann Mendel, Mendel, religious, Roger Bacon, Saint Benedict, St Benedict, Trappist

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mo*nas"tic\, n.
    A monk.
    
    
  2. \Mo*nas"tic\, Monastical \Mo*nas"tic*al\, a. [Gr. ?
    monk: cf. F. monastique. See {Monastery}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to monasteries, or to their occupants,
       rules, etc., as, monastic institutions or rules.
    
    2. Secluded from temporal concerns and devoted to religion;
       recluse. ``A life monastic.'' --Denham.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abbacomes, abbot, ascetic, beadsman, brother, caloyer, celibataire, celibate, cenobite, claustral, cloistered, conventical, conventual, conventual prior, friar, grand prior, hermit, hieromonach, lay abbot, lay brother, mendicant, misogamic, misogamist, misogynist, misogynous, monachal, monasterial, monk, monkish, nun, palmer, pilgrim, pillar saint, pillarist, priest, prior, religieux, religious, single, stylite, unmarried
 

 

 

 

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