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Related to monastical: monkery
adj. also mo·nas·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a monastery. Used often of monks and nuns.
2. Resembling life in a monastery in style, structure, or manner, especially:
a. Secluded and contemplative.
b. Strictly disciplined or regimented.
c. Self-abnegating; austere.
[Middle English monastik, from Old French monastique, from Late Latin monasticus, from Late Greek monastikos, from Greek monazein, to live alone; see monastery.]
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|Adj.||1.||monastical - of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows|
unworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney
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