- the mode of life, behavior, etc., of monks; monastic life.
- a monastery.
- monkeries, the practices, beliefs, etc., of monks.
Origin of monkery
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Examples from the Web for monkery
If the salt of the earth––but not to the nunnery nor to the monkery, we go.The Book of Khalid
If ever monk had got to heaven by monkery, I had been that monk.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)
J. H. Merle D'Aubign
But who can reckon on the honesty of a woman where bribery and monkery reign!Rule of the Monk
Fructuosus, who died about 665, displayed when a mere child a genius for monkery.Curiosities of Christian History
"And still you haven't answered my question about your monkery," Guy persisted.Guy and Pauline
- monastic life or practices
- a monastery or monks collectively
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