noun, plural monk·er·ies. Disparaging.
Examples from the Web for monkery
But the nearer the reformer approached eternity, the greater was his horror of monkery.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
From this false standard proceeded at length the celibacy of the clergy and monkery with all their attendant evils.The Last Reformation|F. G. [Frederick George] Smith
Thus in the early days the sect defied their Prophet's condemnation of monkery by building an abode for members of the order.Jallu'd-dn Rm|Frederick Hadland Davis
Luther later declared that "if ever a monk got to heaven through monkery," he was assuredly among those who merited salvation.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
"And still you haven't answered my question about your monkery," Guy persisted.Guy and Pauline|Compton Mackenzie