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Definition of Cloister


  1. An inclosed place.
  2. A covered passage or ambulatory on one side of a court;
  3. the series of such passages on the different sides of any court, esp. that of a monastery or a college.
  4. A monastic establishment; a place for retirement from the world for religious duties.
  5. To confine in, or as in, a cloister; to seclude from the world; to immure.

Cloister Translations

cloister in German is Kreuzgang
cloister in Spanish is enclaustrar, claustro