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monasticism

[muh-nas-tuh-siz-uh m] /məˈnæs təˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
the monastic system, condition, or mode of life.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; monastic + -ism
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monasticism

/məˈnæstɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
the monastic system, movement, or way of life
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Word Origin and History for monasticism
n.

1795, from monastic + -ism.

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