Definitions for: Monastic


[n] a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
[adj] of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows



Webster (1913) Definition: Mo*nas"tic, n.
A monk.


Mo*nas"tic, Monastical Mo*nas"tic*al, a. [Gr. ?
monk: cf. F. monastique. See Monastery.]
1. Of or pertaining to monasteries, or to their occupants,
rules, etc., as, monastic institutions or rules.

2. Secluded from temporal concerns and devoted to religion;
recluse. ``A life monastic.'' --Denham.

Synonyms: cloistered, cloistral, conventual, monastical, monk, unworldly

See Also: Bacon, Benedict, Brother, Cistercian, Gregor Mendel, Johann Mendel, Mendel, religious, Roger Bacon, Saint Benedict, St Benedict, Trappist

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