"monastery" Definition

  1. n. A house of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; -- more rarely applied to such a house for females.

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Position in dictionary: 63255 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "monastery": 1
Words that end with "monastery": 1
Words that contain "monastery": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of monastery

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