a religious community of both men and women who live in separate establishments under the same superior and who worship in a common church.
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How to use double monastery in a sentence
The original double monastery of Ely did not become Benedictine till 970.Cambridge | Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
It is here, then, that another brother and sister figure as the founders of a double monastery.
On the other hand, the double monastery seems always to have flourished wherever the fervour of the Irish missionaries penetrated.
The story throws a good deal of light on the way in which a large double monastery was organised.
Repton was another double monastery under an abbess, though nothing is known of its foundation.