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monachal

[ mon-uh-kuhl ]
/ ˈmɒn ə kəl /
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adjective
of or relating to monks or their life; monastic.
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Origin of monachal

1580–90; <Late Latin monachālis, equivalent to Late Latin monach(us) monk + -ālis-al1

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British Dictionary definitions for monachal

monachal
/ (ˈmɒnəkəl) /

adjective
a less common word for monastic

Derived forms of monachal

monachism, nounmonachist, adjective, noun

Word Origin for monachal

C16: from Old French, from Church Latin monachālis, from monachus monk
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