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Monastic order   /mənˈæstɪk ˈɔrdər/   Listen
Monastic order

A group of person living under a religious rule.  Synonym: order.

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"Monastic order" Quotes from Famous Books

... and left Seville with the key of my lodgings in my pocket. The landlord waited until his rent was due, when, not hearing anything of me, he broke open the door and found the chest. This he opened, and discovered the false tonsure and friar's gown. Knowing the monastic order to which it belonged, and suspecting some mischief, he took it to our convent, and all the habits of the monks being numbered in the inside, it was immediately recognised as mine: the false tonsure also betrayed that I must have been breaking through the ...
— The Pacha of Many Tales • Captain Frederick Marryat

... thrilled by his words. They brought a clear picture of myself roaming about India as a monk. Perhaps they awakened memories of a past life; in any case, I began to see with what natural ease I would wear the garb of that anciently-founded monastic order. ...
— Autobiography of a YOGI • Paramhansa Yogananda

Words linked to "Monastic order" :   Society of Jesus, Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Carthusian order, sect, religious sect, Carmelite order, Augustinian order, Benedictine order, Jesuit order, religious order, Franciscan order, order of Saint Benedict, Dominican order

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