monasticism

[ muh-nas-tuh-siz-uh m ]
/ məˈnæs təˌsɪz əm /

noun

the monastic system, condition, or mode of life.

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Origin of monasticism

First recorded in 1785–95; monastic + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for monasticism

monasticism
/ (məˈnæstɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

the monastic system, movement, or way of life
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