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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Monk

MONK, noun [Latin monachus.] A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion. Monks usually live in monasteries, on entering which they take a vow to observe certain rules. Some however live as hermits in solitude, and others have lived a strolling life without any fixed residence.