Definition of Monasticism

1. Noun. Asceticism as a form of religious life; usually conducted in a community under a common rule and characterized by celibacy and poverty and obedience.

Generic synonyms: Asceticism, Austerity, Nonindulgence
Specialized synonyms: Eremitism



Definition of Monasticism

1. n. The monastic life, system, or condition.

Definition of Monasticism

1. Noun. the religious practice of renouncing all worldly pursuits in order to fully devote one's life to spiritual work ¹

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Definition of Monasticism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monasticism

monardas
monarthric
monarthritis
monarticular
monas
monases
monaster
monasteries
monastery
monasterylike
monastic
monastic habit
monastic order
monastical
monastically
monasticism (current term)
monasticisms
monastick
monasticon
monasticons
monastics
monastrol
monathetosis
monatize
monatomic
monaul
monauls
monaural
monaurally
monaxial

Literary usage of Monasticism

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1. A Text-Book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"The study of monasticism is the study not of a minor government or of a side eddy within the Christian Church, but of Christianity itself, for Christianity ..."

2. A Text-book in the History of Education by Paul Monroe (1905)
"EDUCATION AS A MORAL DISCIPLINE SCOPE OF monasticism AND IMPORTANCE OF MONASTIC EDUCATION. — monasticism and monastic education are topics so large that ..."

3. The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages by Henry Osborn Taylor (1901)
"Western monasticism The monasticism of the West bears the relation to Eastern monasticism which so much that is Latin bears to what is Eastern or Hellenic, ..."

4. The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages by Henry Osborn Taylor (1901)
"No definite fact or single principle distinguishes Western from Eastern monasticism. monasticism brought from the East its original moods and aims. ..."

5. The Rise of the Mediaeval Church and Its Influence on the Civilisation of by Alexander Clarence Flick (1909)
"Evolution of Christian monasticism. V.—Spread of group monasticism from the East to ... monasticism, the story of which is one of the strangest problems in ..."

6. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"Constantini reaching down to AD 337, never makes any mention of monasticism, we cannot with like probability infer a continuance of such ignorance down to ..."

7. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander (1854)
"monasticism, on the' contrary, was at variance with the pure spirit of ... But though monasticism was not a form of life that sprang originally and purely ..."

8. The English Church from Its Foundation to the Norman Conquest (597-1066) by William Hunt (1899)
"CHAPTER X EARLY monasticism As the English owed their Christianity almost wholly, if not wholly, to the preaching of monks, as their Church was monastic ..."

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