monasticism

[muh-nas-tuh-siz-uh m]

Origin of monasticism

First recorded in 1785–95; monastic + -ism
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monasticism

noun
  1. the monastic system, movement, or way of life
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Word Origin and History for monasticism
n.

1795, from monastic + -ism.

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