- the condition or profession of a monk.
- monks collectively.
Origin of monkhood
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Examples from the Web for monkhood
Of the internal management of the monkhood I have but little to say.
And therefore the monkhood, powerful as they were, left all politics alone.
It must be remembered that this is a thing aside from his monkhood.
Buddhist monkhood was purely voluntary, so that all were free to come and go.
And what is to be said of the present condition of the Buddhist monkhood?
- the condition of being a monk
- monks collectively
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