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Meaning of MONASTIC

Pronunciation:  mu'nastik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
  2. [adj]  of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows

MONASTIC is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: cloistered, cloistral, conventual, monastical, monk, unworldly
 See Also: Bacon, Benedict, Brother, Cistercian, Gregor Mendel, Johann Mendel, Mendel, religious, Roger Bacon, Saint Benedict, St Benedict, Trappist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mo*nas"tic\, n.
    A monk.
  2. \Mo*nas"tic\, Monastical \Mo*nas"tic*al\, a. [Gr. ?
    monk: cf. F. monastique. See {Monastery}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to monasteries, or to their occupants,
       rules, etc., as, monastic institutions or rules.
    2. Secluded from temporal concerns and devoted to religion;
       recluse. ``A life monastic.'' --Denham.
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