monastery

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monastery

the residence of a religious community, esp of monks, living in seclusion from secular society and bound by religious vows

monastery

A building complex of a monastic order.
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We often think of the Blitz as the classic year zero moment, but I think the dissolution of the monastries was a more defining event.
Christianity spread across the region with churches and monastries being established and the priesthood exerting a powerful influence on the population.
The large abbeys and monastries had kitchen gardens and herb gardens to provide the practicalities of food and medicine.
Doctors become vaids or tabeebs and monastries become khanqaahs.
Officials on Friday denied accusations that the monks had been urged to return to their monastries for political reasons, saying that their continued presence would get in the way of efforts to help survivors.
Buddhist and Jain Monastries acted as repositories of knowledge, for religious literature as well as other types.
A HISTORICAL talk on the last days of Yorkshire's medieval monastries will be held at the Catholic Hall, Thirsk Road, Northallerton, tomorrow.