of or relating to monks or their life; monastic.
Origin of monachal
< Late Latin monachālis,
equivalent to Late Latin monach(us
+ -ālis -al1
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Historical Examples of monachal
Therese had appeared herself in her brown garb and as monachal as ever.
Even in the imperfect light her appearance suggested something cold and monachal.
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
To think of this would compel you towards a monachal literature, hard and contemptuous of vile lust.
British Dictionary definitions for monachalDerived Formsmonachism, nounmonachist, adjective, noun
Word Origin for monachal
C16: from Old French, from Church Latin monachālis, from monachus monk
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