noun, plural monk·er·ies.Disparaging.
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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