monasticism definition

  • noun:
    • The monastic life or system, specially as practiced in a monastery.
    • the spiritual rehearse of renouncing all worldly activities being completely devote an individual's life to spiritual work
    • The monastic life, system, or condition.
    • The corporate life of spiritual communities beneath the vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience to a superior; the monastic system or problem.
    • the problem or state of residing like a monk, in spiritual pension through the world.
    • asceticism as a type of spiritual life; generally performed in a residential area under a standard rule and described as celibacy and poverty and obedience

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