Definition of Monastic

1. Noun. A male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work.

Exact synonyms: Monk
Specialized synonyms: Brother, Carthusian, Cistercian, Trappist
Generic synonyms: Religious
Specialized synonyms: Bacon, Roger Bacon, Benedict, Saint Benedict, St. Benedict, Gregor Mendel, Johann Mendel, Mendel, Pelagius



2. Adjective. Of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows.
Exact synonyms: Cloistered, Cloistral, Conventual, Monastical
Similar to: Unworldly
Derivative terms: Cloister, Convent, Convent

Definition of Monastic

1. n. A monk.

2. a. Of or pertaining to monasteries, or to their occupants, rules, etc., as, monastic institutions or rules.

Definition of Monastic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to monasteries or monks. ¹

2. Noun. A person with monastic ways, e.g. monks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monastic

1. a monk [n -S] - See also: monk

Lexicographical Neighbors of Monastic

monarchizes
monarchizing
monarchs
monarchy
monardas
monarthric
monarthritis
monarticular
monas
monases
monaster
monasteries
monastery
monasterylike
monastic (current term)
monastic habit
monastic order
monastical
monastically
monasticism
monasticisms
monastick
monasticon
monasticons
monastics
monastrol
monathetosis
monatize
monatomic

Literary usage of Monastic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Monks of the West, from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Aurélien Courson (1872)
"HE REMAINS ALWAYS A MONK, and renders the most signal services to the monastic order: he confirms the rule of St. Benedict at the Council of Rome, ..."

2. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1862)
"Athanasius introduced into Rome the knowledge and practice of the monastic life ; and a school of this new philosophy was of tit opened by the disciples of ..."

3. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1901)
"THE RISINGS IN THE ENGLISH monastic TOWNS IN 1327 IN comparing the municipal ... The class of towns referred to is the monastic class, those under monastic ..."

4. The Care of Books: An Essay on the Development of Libraries and Their by John Willis Clark (1901)
"We have, I think, the means of discovering with tolerable certainty what monastic fittings must have been, by comparing the bookcases which still exist in a ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"On passing through the gateway, the outer court of the inner ward was entered, with the western façade of the monastic church in front Immediately on the ..."

6. The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages by Henry Osborn Taylor (1901)
"possibilities for monastic action upon the world than Basil's laxer rules. Impelled by exigencies which were opportunities, the genius of the West was to ..."

7. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1876)
"Thus the religious life once more took root and flou- monastic rished in the ... Bishop of Wai- Walcher himself thought of making the monastic profession in ..."

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