monasticism

Part of speech: noun

The monastic life.

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Usage examples "monasticism":

  1. Having once given himself up to monasticism, Fra Bartolommeo would offer no half- service, his brushes were left behind with all other worldly things, and here closes Baccio della Porta's first artistic career. - "Fra Bartolommeo", Leader Scott (Re-Edited By Horace Shipp And Flora Kendrick).
  2. While according to Josephus the party of the Essenes at one time numbered four thousand, like all ascetic movements it soon disappeared or else was deflected into that greater stream of monasticism which rose in the early Christian centuries. - "The Makers and Teachers of Judaism", Charles Foster Kent.
  3. I don't accept your condemnation of the Abbey as pseudo- monasticism, though I can quite well understand that my account of it might lead you to make such a criticism. - "The Altar Steps", Compton MacKenzie.