Glossary

Monastic order
Type of termDefinition
TermMonastic order
Alternative TermsReligious order, Monastic orders, Religious orders, mendicant order, mendicant orders
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Long Description

A single-sex group of ascetics that vows to follow rules set out by a founding religious teacher. They formally renounce the world to become monks and nuns. They usually have a hierarchy of leaders at different levels to govern them.

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