Monastic
Monastic 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Secluded from temporal concerns and devoted to religion; recluse. ``A life monastic.'' --Denham. [1913 Webster]


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  • Monastic — est une association française regroupant plusieurs communautés religieuses monastiques. Elle gère la marque Monastic qui certifie qu un produit artisanal a été fabriqué par des moines ou des moniales. Elle a été fondée en 1989 en réaction aux… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • monastic — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. monastique monkish, monastic, or directly from L.L. monasticus, from Eccles. Gk. monastikos solitary, pertaining to a monk, from Gk. monazein to live alone (see MONASTERY (Cf. monastery)). Related: Monastical (c.1400) …   Etymology dictionary

  • monastic — [mə nas′tik] adj. [ME monastik < ML(Ec) monasticus < LGr(Ec) < Gr monastikos < monazein: see MONASTERY] 1. of or characteristic of a monastery 2. of or characteristic of monks or nuns or their way of life; ascetic, austere, etc.: Also …   English World dictionary

  • Monastic — Mo*nas tic, n. A monk. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monastic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to monks or nuns or their communities. 2) resembling monks or their way of life, especially in being austere or reclusive. DERIVATIVES monastically adverb monasticism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • monastic — mo|nas|tic [məˈnæstık] adj 1.) relating to ↑monks or life in a monastery ▪ the monastic life ▪ a monastic community ▪ Roman Catholic monastic orders (=groups of monks) 2.) similar to a ↑monk s way of living, for example quiet, simple, or not… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • monastic — monastically, adv. /meuh nas tik/, adj. Also, monastical. 1. of or pertaining to monasteries: a monastic library. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of monks or nuns, their manner of life, or their religious obligations: monastic vows. 3. of …   Universalium

  • monastic — mo|nas|tic [ mə næstık ] adjective 1. ) relating to MONKS or MONASTERIES: a monastic community the monastic life 2. ) a monastic way of life is quiet and simple ╾ mo|nas|ti|cism [ mə næstı,sızəm ] noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • monastic — [[t]mənæ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Monastic means relating to monks or to a monastery. He was drawn to the monastic life. ...monastic orders …   English dictionary

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