Monastery

Mon"as*te*ry

(?), n.;
pl. Monasteries (#).
[L. monasterium, Gr. , fr. a solitary, a monk, fr. to be alone, live in solitude, fr. mo`nos alone. Cf. Minister.] A house of religious retirement, or of secusion from ordinary temporal concerns, especially for monks; -- more rarely applied to such a house for females.
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Syn. -- Convent; abbey; priory. See Cloister.
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