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Definition of "monkery" [monk•er•y]

  • Monastic life or practices. (noun)
  • Monks considered as a group. (noun)
  • A monastery. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "monkery" in a sentence
  • "Newbury, it appeared, had spent the preceding night in what Sir Wilfrid obstinately called a "monkery" -- _alias_ the house of an Anglican brotherhood or Community -- the Community of the Ascension, of which"
  • "-- a Minister of ninety almost, a sovereign of whom all that can be said is that he is a great canonist, and all that little bubbling and boiling of priestery and monkery, which is at once odious, mischievous, and contemptible, a sort of extinct volcano, all the stink of the sulphur without any of the splendour of the eruption."
  • "I can tell already that you shall go far in monkery!"