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Meaning of MONKERY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Monk"er*y\, n.; pl. {Monkeries}.
1. The life of monks; monastic life; monastic usage or
   customs; -- now usually applied by way of reproach.

         Miters, and wretched dead medi[ae]val monkeries.
                                               --Carlyle.

2. A collective body of monks. [Obs.]

         Though he have a whole monkery to sing for him.
                                               --Latimer.

 

 

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