Definition of Monkhood

1. n. The character or condition of a monk.



Definition of Monkhood

1. Noun. The state of being a monk. ¹

2. Noun. The monks collectively. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monkhood

1. the state of being a monk [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monkhood

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Literary usage of Monkhood

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Soul of a People by Harold Fielding (1902)
"'—Acceptance into the monkhood. BESIDES being the ideal of the Buddhists, ... It must be remembered that this is a thing aside from his monkhood. ..."

2. The Gospel in All Lands by Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church (1888)
"THE monkhood OF BUDDHISM. In his second lecture, Sir Monier Williams said that while ... Doubtless the rules of discipline for the monkhood were the oldest, ..."

3. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1921)
"Persons joining the monkhood are required to observe strict celibacy through life ... the punishment for it being perpetual expulsion from the monkhood. ..."

4. Living Buddhist Masters by Jack Kornfield (1998)
"The monkhood and the whole of Buddhism is intricately interwoven into the ... Politically and economically, the monkhood allows those who wish to leave lay ..."

5. The Inward Light by Harold Fielding (1908)
"Therefore in the Buddhist monkhood is no authority, no organisation, no compulsion like that in Western Churches. Obedience is in itself no virtue. ..."

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