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capuchin (cap.) a Roman Catholic monk belonging to a branch of the Franciscan order whose members observe strict vows of poverty and austerity. [1/3 definitions]
monastery 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.
monastic one who makes a religious vow to live in austerity and seclusion. [1/3 definitions]
monk a man who has joined a religious order, having taken a vow to be sequestered from the world for a life of austerity and chastity.
severity plainness; austerity. [1/4 definitions]
Spartan (sometimes l.c.) characterized by hardiness, self-discipline, austerity, and the like. [2/5 definitions]