Part of speech: noun

A dwelling place occupied by monks.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Alfred Wesley Wishart.