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[muhngk-hoo d]
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  1. the condition or profession of a monk.
  2. monks collectively.
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Origin of monkhood

Middle English monkehode, Old English munuchād. See monk, -hood
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Related Words for monkhood

solitude, desolation, confinement, segregation, remoteness, privacy, quarantine, sequestration, aloofness, detachment, withdrawal, exile, aloneness, concealment, retreat, hiding, reclusion, monkhood, seclusiveness

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  1. the condition of being a monk
  2. monks collectively
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