What does the word monastery mean?

Usage examples for monastery

  1. In the far west of England a press was established in the monastery of Tavistock, in Devon, of which two curious examples are preserved. – A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 by Henry R. Plomer
  2. Majesty, as conrector of the college attached to the Gray Monastery, three hundred and fifty dollars. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  3. This, then, may be accepted as the usual history of a monastery or a monastic order. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart