monkery

[muhng-kuh-ree]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. monk,
  2. monk seal,
  3. monk's cloth,
  4. monk's pepper tree,
  5. monk, george,
  6. monkey,
  7. monkey bars,
  8. monkey block,
  9. monkey bread,
  10. monkey bridge

Origin of monkery

First recorded in 1530–40; monk + -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for monkery

monkery

noun plural -eries derogatory

monastic life or practices
a monastery or monks collectively
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