the mode of life, behavior, etc., of monks; monastic life.
monkeries, the practices, beliefs, etc., of monks.
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How to use monkery in a sentence
In the Twelfth Century a college was merely a monkery that took in boarders, and learning was acquired by absorption.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13 | Elbert Hubbard
Then follows an amusing story of "that Bishop of Bellay, who has writ so much against monks and monkery."Locke | Thomas Fowler
The fondness for monkery is easily deduced from some of the best principles in the human heart.Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose | John Aikin
The mountain itself, although far beyond the dominions of Shoa, is renowned as the most sacred seat of monkery.The Highlands of Ethiopia | William Cornwallis Harris
His father hated monkery, and he shared the feeling; but, if it would save him, why hesitate?Luther and the Reformation: | Joseph A. Seiss
British Dictionary definitions for monkery
monastic life or practices
a monastery or monks collectively
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