monastery definition

  • noun:
    • a residential district of persons, specifically monks, limited by vows to a religious life and frequently surviving in partial or full seclusion.
    • The dwelling host to these types of a residential area.
    • Place of residence for members of a religious community (especially monks).
    • a home of spiritual pension, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; -- more hardly ever put on these types of a residence for females.
    • A house or other host to residence occupied in common by individuals seeking religious seclusion from globe: frequently put on these types of a house exclusively employed by monks.
    • the residence of a religious community

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