adjective Etymology: Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin monachalis, from monachus monk — more at monk Date: 1587 monasticmonachism noun

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  • monachal — Monachal, [monach]ale. adj. Appartenant à l estat de Moine. Habit Monachal. vie Monachale. Regle Monachale. cela est trop Monachal. un chant Monachal …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Monachal — Mon a*chal, a. [L. monachus a monk: cf. F. monacal. See {Monk}.] Of or pertaining to monks or a monastic life; monastic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monachal — [män′ə kəl] adj. [ML(Ec) monachalis < LL(Ec) monachus: see MONK] MONASTIC monachism [män′əkiz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • monachal — /mon euh keuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to monks or their life; monastic. [1580 90; < LL monachalis, equiv. to LL monach(us) MONK + alis AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • monachal — adj. monastic, of monks; of monasteries …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monachal — mon·a·chal …   English syllables

  • monachal —   a. monastic.    ♦ monachate, n. period of monkhood.    ♦ monachize, v.i. amp; t. become or cause to become a monk or monkish.    ♦ monachism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • monachal — …   Useful english dictionary

  • monacal — adjective see monachal * * * monacal see monachal …   Useful english dictionary

  • monachism — noun see monachal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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