Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a monastery.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to monastery, or to monastic life.
“His tonsure was positively monasterial, and it bothered him.”
“What a palatial kitchen and more than monasterial refectory!”
“The judicial position of the clergy received another blow by the promulgation of the so-called monastyrskij prikaz (monasterial ordinance).”
“An hour, two hours passed, and they then approached the monasterial ruin of which Boland had spoken.”
“In the Capitulary which enjoins the foundation of monasterial and cathedral schools, he says: "Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.”
“The mission-houses were in the monasterial style, many of them on a grand scale -- mansions in fact, with roomy refectories, and kitchens to correspond; snug sitting and sleeping-chambers; well-paved courts and spacious gardens attached.”
“One hundred and seventy-one in all -- of which 155 are parochial, five monasterial, and eleven conventual.”
Poems by a Slave in the Island of Cuba, Recently Liberated; Translated from the Spanish, by R. R. Madden, M.D. With the History of the Early Life of the Negro Poet, Written by Himself; to Which Are Prefixed Two Pieces Descriptive of Cuban Slavery and the Slave-Traffic, by R. R. M.
“The church sells religious goods in places like the golden-domed Holy Trinity monasterial complex in Sergiyev Posad, 100 miles northwest of Moscow, where on a recent day pilgrims lined up in the cold to kiss the sarcophagus of St. Sergius, one of Russia's patron saints.”
“The monasterial rule (which before the general introduction of clocks was commonly followed by the mediæval public in the computation of time) divided the twenty-four hours of the day and night into seven parts (six of three hours each and one of six), the inception of which was denoted by the sound of the bells that summoned the clergy to the performance of the seven canonical offices _i. e.”
“#1: Hansen’s reference to usufruct seems less related to Jeffersonian legal doctrine than to the medieval monasterial or Biblical concepts of sharing the fruits of… as in “all of the creatures of creation” share in the fruits of the earth.”
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