noun see monachal

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  • Monachism — Mon a*chism, n. [Cf. F. monachisme.] The system and influences of a monastic life; monasticism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • MONACHISM —    or MONASTICISM    is an institution in which individuals devote themselves, apart from others, to the cultivation of spiritual contemplation and religious duties, and which has constituted a marked feature in Pre Christian Jewish asceticism,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • monachism — nəˌkizəm noun ( s) Etymology: probably from Middle French monachisme, from Medieval Latin monachismus, from Late Greek monachismos, from monachos monk + Greek ismos ism more at monk : monasticism set itself … to reform European monachism… …   Useful english dictionary

  • monachism — monachist, adj. /mon euh kiz euhm/, n. monasticism. [1570 80; < LL monach(us) MONK + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • monachism — noun monasticism …   Wiktionary

  • monachism — n. Monkery, monasticism, monastic life …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • monachism — n See monasticism …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • monachism — mon·a·chism …   English syllables

  • monachism —  Монашество …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Monasticism — • The act of dwelling alone (Greek monos, monazein, monachos), has come to denote the mode of life pertaining to persons living in seclusion from the world, under religious vows and subject to a fixed rule, as monks, friars, nuns, or in general… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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