Meaning of monkery

monk•er•y

Pronunciation: (mung'ku-rē), [key]
— pl. -er•ies.
  1. the mode of life, behavior, etc., of monks; monastic life.
  2. a monastery.
  3. the practices, beliefs, etc., of monks.
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