adjective Also mo·nas·ti·cal.
Origin of monastic
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Christianity spawned the monastic movement, originally in Egypt, that insisted upon peace, self-reliance, education and charity.Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence|Patricia Pearson|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But his period of monastic seclusion officially comes to an end on Thursday.
A Youtube video of some jet-setting Buddhist monks has Thailand scrambling to crack down on materialism in the monastic ranks.Jet-Setting Video of Thai Buddhist Monks Causes Scandal|Erin Cunningham|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This should be manifestly clear this morning even to the most monastic heirs of David Broder.
You are likely to pass by people who have devoted their lives to monastic services; leave them alone.
Monastic chapters in episcopal churches were almost unknown out of England.William the Conqueror|Edward Augustus Freeman
During this same century the monastic life made its appearance in Gaul.English Monastic Life|Abbot Gasquet
Passing over the monastic claims advanced for some ruins in the southern mountains, those of Plahosan cannot be ignored.Monumental Java|J. F. Scheltema
He is reconciled at last to his son (whom for a long time he refused to see); although not, I believe, to his monastic profession.Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family|Elizabeth Rundle Charles
Appointed Abbot of Glastonbury in 945, he began to reform the monastic life by restoring the early purity and simplicity.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church|Alexander Clarence Flick
mid-15c., from Middle French monastique "monkish, monastic," or directly from Late Latin monasticus, from Ecclesiastical Greek monastikos "solitary, pertaining to a monk," from Greek monazein "to live alone" (see monastery). Related: Monastical (c.1400).