monachism

[ mon-uh-kiz-uh m ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌkɪz əm /

noun

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Origin of monachism

1570–80; < Late Latin monach(us) monk + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM monachism

mon·a·chist, adjective
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