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Adjective: monastic  mu'na-stik
  1. Of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
    - cloistered, cloistral, conventual, monastical
Noun: monastic  mu'na-stik
  1. A male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
    - monk

Derived forms: monastics

See also: unworldly

Type of: religious

Encyclopedia: Monastic