1. [ adjective ] of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
Synonyms: cloistral conventual monastical cloistered
Related terms: unworldly
2. [ noun ] (religion) a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
Synonyms: monk
Related terms: religious Benedict Trappist Mendel bacon carthusian Brother
Similar spelling:   monastical