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[mon-uh-kiz-uh m]
  1. monasticism.
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Origin of monachism

1570–80; < Late Latin monach(us) monk + -ism
Related formsmon·a·chist, adjective
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Historical Examples of monachism

  • Monachism itself, so rich and fruitful once, now all rotted into peat.

    Past and Present

    Thomas Carlyle

  • If so, but not otherwise, you may then embrace the duties of monachism.

    The Devil's Elixir

    E. T. A. Hoffmann

  • In the latter there is something that directly points at monachism.

    The Devil's Elixir

    E. T. A. Hoffmann

  • Monachism recognized what feudalism did not,--the claims of man as man.

  • Monachism became more practical and less visionary and wild.