Mo·nas·tic n. A monk.
Mo·nas·tic Mo·nas·tic·al a.
1. Of or pertaining to monasteries, or to their occupants, rules, etc., as, monastic institutions or rules.
2. Secluded from temporal concerns and devoted to religion; recluse. “A life monastic.”
adj : of communal life sequestered from the world under religious
vows [syn: cloistered, cloistral, conventual, monastical]
n : a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself
to contemplation and prayer and work [syn: monk]