Entry from British & World English dictionary
Relating to or characteristic of a monk; monastic: the monachal orders of the Roman Church
More example sentences
- In Measure for Measure an examination of sexuality implies a searching and sympathetic depiction of the monachal orders.
- Under every creed, monachal austerity and seclusion had been attempted.
- Jerome seems to have had the monacal feelings which led him wholly to avoid the society of women.
Late 16th century: from Old French monacal or ecclesiastical Latin monachalis, from Latin monachus 'monk'.
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