Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to monks or nuns; belonging to or characteristic of monastic life, especially with reference to external relations or personal conduct; monastic; monkish: as, monachal morals; monachal austerity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to monks or a monastic life; monastic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to monks or their lifestyle; monastic.

Etymologies

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Latin monachus a monk: compare French monacal. See monk.

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