Definition of monachization in US English:

monachization

noun

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  • The act or process of becoming a monk, or of becoming or making monastic.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Forsyth (1763–1815), writer on Italy. From post-classical Latin monachus monk + -ization.

Pronunciation

monachization

/mɒnəkʌɪˈzeɪʃn/