monkery definition

  • noun:
    • Monastic life or methods.
    • Monks considered as friends.
    • A monastery.
    • the methods of monks; the way of life, behavior, etc. attribute of monks; monastic life
    • monasticism
    • a monastery
    • monks, considered as friends. (cf clergy, laity)
    • the life span of monks; monastic life; monastic use or customs; -- now typically applied by means of reproach.
    • A collective body of monks.
    • Monasticism, or even the practices of monks: typically opprobrious.
    • A monastery, or the residents of a monastery.
    • the united states or outlying areas; in addition, in a collective feeling, tramps or vagrants.

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