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Noun: monasticism  mu'na-sti,si-zum
  1. Asceticism as a form of religious life; usually conducted in a community under a common rule and characterized by celibacy and poverty and obedience

Derived forms: monasticisms

Type of: asceticism, austerity, nonindulgence

Encyclopedia: Monasticism, Pre-Chalcedonian