Monk"er*y (?), n.; pl. Monkeries ().

1.

The life of monks; monastic life; monastic usage or customs; -- now usually applied by way of reproach.

Miters, and wretched dead mediaeval monkeries. Carlyle.

2.

A collective body of monks.

[Obs.]

Though he have a whole monkery to sing for him. Latimer.

 

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