Definition of monachal in English:

monachal

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnək(ə)l
 
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adjective

rare
  • Relating to or characteristic of a monk; monastic: the monachal orders of the Roman Church
    More example sentences
    • The two brands of monasticism differed in their attitude toward the state, and toward the question of monachal property.
    • Indiscreet and precarious tonsures have both dishonored the monachal habit and caused the name of Christ to be blasphemed.
    • Jerome seems to have had the monacal feelings which led him wholly to avoid the society of women.

Origin

late 16th century: from Old French monacal or ecclesiastical Latin monachalis, from Latin monachus 'monk'.

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