Monkeries
Monkery Monk"er*y, n.; pl. {Monkeries}. 1. The life of monks; monastic life; monastic usage or customs; -- now usually applied by way of reproach. [1913 Webster]

Miters, and wretched dead medi[ae]val monkeries. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

2. A collective body of monks. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Though he have a whole monkery to sing for him. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • monkeries — n. monks in general; behavior of monks; monasticism, life of monks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Monkery — Monk er*y, n.; pl. {Monkeries}. 1. The life of monks; monastic life; monastic usage or customs; now usually applied by way of reproach. [1913 Webster] Miters, and wretched dead medi[ae]val monkeries. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. A collective body… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monkery — /mung keuh ree/, n., pl. monkeries. 1. the mode of life, behavior, etc., of monks; monastic life. 2. a monastery. 3. monkeries, Disparaging. the practices, beliefs, etc., of monks. [1530 40; MONK + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • monkery — /ˈmʌŋkəri/ (say mungkuhree) noun (plural monkeries) 1. the way of life, behaviour, etc., of monks. 2. (derogatory) the practices, beliefs, etc., of monks …   Australian English dictionary

  • monkery — [muŋ′kər ē] n. pl. monkeries 1. a) the way of life, condition, behavior, etc. of monks b) [pl.] monastic practices or beliefs 2. a monastery: A hostile term …   English World dictionary

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