monkery

[ muhng-kuh-ree ]
/ ˈmʌŋ kə ri /

noun, plural monk·er·ies. Disparaging.

the mode of life, behavior, etc., of monks; monastic life.
a monastery.
monkeries, the practices, beliefs, etc., of monks.

Origin of monkery

First recorded in 1530–40; monk + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for monkery

monkery
/ (ˈmʌŋkərɪ) /

noun plural -eries derogatory

monastic life or practices
a monastery or monks collectively
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