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Definitions of monastery:

part of speech: noun

A house for monks: an abbey: a convent.

part of speech: noun

A religious house for retirement; an abbey; a convent, for either monks or nuns, but more usually the former.

part of speech: noun

A home to which men retire under vows to devote their lives to religion.

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In the R. Cath. Ch., a small crucifix, or a crucifix engraved on a plate, which used to be kissed by the priest and deacon, and passed on to the people in succession before leaving church; kiss of peace. ...

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