Cloister

What is Cloister?

Cloister definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
a covered walk, especially in a religious institution, having an open arcade or colonnade usually opening onto a courtyard.
a courtyard, especially in a religious institution, bordered with such walks.
a place of religious seclusion, as a monastery or convent.
any quiet, secluded place.

life in a monastery or convent.

verb (used with object)
to confine in a monastery or convent.
to confine in retirement; seclude.

to furnish with a cloister or covered walk.
to convert into a monastery or convent.

 

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