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monk
Part of Speech: noun
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2. A man who retires from the ordinary temporal concerns of the world, and devotes himself to religion; one of a religious community of men inhabiting a monastery, and bound by vows to a life of chastity, obedience, and poverty.
5. A South American monkey ( Pithecia monachus); also applied to other species, as Cebus xanthocephalus.
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