monastic: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mu-nas'tik), [key]
- of or pertaining to monasteries: a monastic library.
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of monks or nuns, their manner of life, or their religious obligations: monastic vows.
- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a secluded, dedicated, or austere manner of living.
- a member of a monastic community or order, esp. a monk.
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