monastic order

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n monastic order a group of person living under a religious rule "the order of Saint Benedict"
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Usage

In literature:

I well remember another interesting character of the monastic Orders.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
In early youth he joined the monastic order of the Franciscans.
"Classic French Course in English" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
Jesus did not isolate Himself in a monastic cell in order to live the life of the spirit.
"The Life Radiant" by Lilian Whiting
He was chief of three of the principal monastic orders, and possessed enormous wealth.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
The Cistercians had far greater influence in Wales than any other monastic order.
"Mediæval Wales" by A. G. Little
We must next consider the answer to the following questions: In what part of their Houses did the Monastic Orders bestow their books?
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
The Beguines belong to a modified kind of Monastic Order.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
Here in the West Country hundreds of rich acres are held by the monastic orders.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
The work of a monk, it is unsparing in its attacks on the monastic orders.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
Members of monastic orders were to depart freely if they liked, and to remain if they liked.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
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