Definition of monachism in English:

monachism

(also monacheism)

Pronunciation /ˈmɒnəkɪz(ə)m/

noun

  • The mode or rule of life characteristic of monks and nuns; the monastic system or principle; monasticism.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Whether Mortall Sinne to transgresse Ciuil Lawes. From post-classical Latin monachus monk + -ism, probably after Middle French, French monachisme or post-classical Latin monachismus.