- the monastic system, condition, or mode of life.
Origin of monasticism
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Examples from the Web for monasticism
There is an element of monasticism even in Plato's communism.The Republic
The rule was the basis for all the reforms in monasticism for several centuries.A Source Book for Mediaeval History
Oliver J. Thatcher
When the three centuries of trial were over, monasticism rose.
Wrecked it, wrecked it high and dry on the barren rocks of monasticism.Robert Annys: Poor Priest
Annie Nathan Meyer
Then again, monasticism was, as we have seen, intended to be self-sufficing.Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum
- the monastic system, movement, or way of life
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Word Origin and History for monasticism
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