monkery

monkery
monkery [muŋ′kər ē]
n.
pl. monkeries
1.
a) the way of life, condition, behavior, etc. of monks
b) [pl.] monastic practices or beliefs
2. a monastery: A hostile term

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  • Monkery — Monk er*y, n.; pl. {Monkeries}. 1. The life of monks; monastic life; monastic usage or customs; now usually applied by way of reproach. [1913 Webster] Miters, and wretched dead medi[ae]val monkeries. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. A collective body… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monkery — noun a) <!? the practices of monks; the way of life, behavior, etc. characteristic of monks; monastic life Even such monkery was confined entirely to the laity; the clergy having cures in villages or in towns, and being therefore precluded… …   Wiktionary

  • monkery — noun (plural eries) Date: circa 1536 1. monastic life or practice ; monasticism 2. a monastic house ; monastery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monkery — /mung keuh ree/, n., pl. monkeries. 1. the mode of life, behavior, etc., of monks; monastic life. 2. a monastery. 3. monkeries, Disparaging. the practices, beliefs, etc., of monks. [1530 40; MONK + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • monkery — monks in general; monasticism; behaviour of monks Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • monkery — n. monks in general; behavior of monks; monasticism, life of monks …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monkery — n. Monachism, monasticism …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • monkery — monk·ery …   English syllables

  • monkery — monk•er•y [[t]ˈmʌŋ kə ri[/t]] n. pl. er•ies 1) rel the mode of life of monks; monastic life 2) rel monastery • Etymology: 1530–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • monkery — /ˈmʌŋkəri/ (say mungkuhree) noun (plural monkeries) 1. the way of life, behaviour, etc., of monks. 2. (derogatory) the practices, beliefs, etc., of monks …  

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