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monastery

mon·as·ter·y

monastery

pronunciation:
ma n steI ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: monasteries
definition: a community of persons, esp. monks, who have taken religious vows of austerity and seclusion, or the buildings used by such a community for housing and worship.
synonyms:
cloister
similar words:
abbey, ashram, convent, friary
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