Monkery
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]


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  • 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

  • monkery — noun a) <!? the practices of monks; the way of life, behavior, etc. characteristic of monks; monastic life Even such monkery was confined entirely to the laity; the clergy having cures in villages or in towns, and being therefore precluded… …   Wiktionary

  • monkery — noun (plural eries) Date: circa 1536 1. monastic life or practice ; monasticism 2. a monastic house ; monastery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 — monks in general; monasticism; behaviour of monks Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

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

  • monkery — n. Monachism, monasticism …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • monkery — monk·ery …   English syllables

  • monkery — monk•er•y [[t]ˈmʌŋ kə ri[/t]] n. pl. er•ies 1) rel the mode of life of monks; monastic life 2) rel monastery • Etymology: 1530–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

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