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monastic

[muh-nas-tik]
adjective Also mo·nas·ti·cal.
  1. of or relating to monasteries: a monastic library.
  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of monks or nuns, their manner of life, or their religious obligations: monastic vows.
  3. of, relating to, or characteristic of a secluded, dedicated, or austere manner of living.
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noun
  1. a member of a monastic community or order, especially a monk.
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Origin of monastic

1400–50; late Middle English monastik < Late Latin monasticus < Late Greek monastikós, equivalent to monas- (verbid stem of monázein to be alone; see mon-) + -ikos -ic, with -t- by analogy with derivatives of agent nouns in -tēs (cf. athlete, athletic)
Related formsmo·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·mo·nas·tic, adjectivenon·mo·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·mo·nas·tic, adjectivepseu·do·mo·nas·ti·cal, adjectivepseu·do·mo·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·mo·nas·tic, adjectiveun·mo·nas·tic, adjectiveun·mo·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for non-monastic

monastic

adjective monastical
  1. of or relating to monasteries or monks, nuns, etc
  2. resembling this sort of life; reclusive
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noun
  1. a person who is committed to this way of life, esp a monk
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Derived Formsmonastically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-monastic

monastic

adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French monastique "monkish, monastic," or directly from Late Latin monasticus, from Ecclesiastical Greek monastikos "solitary, pertaining to a monk," from Greek monazein "to live alone" (see monastery). Related: Monastical (c.1400).

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