Cloister

Definition of Cloister

Clois´ter
n.1.
1.An inclosed place.
2.A covered passage or ambulatory on one side of a court;
But let my due feet never fail
To walk the studious cloister's pale.
- Milton.
3.A monastic establishment; a place for retirement from the world for religious duties.
Fitter for a cloister than a crown.
- Daniel.
Cloister garth
(Arch.) the garden or open part of a court inclosed by the cloisters.
v. t.1.To confine in, or as in, a cloister; to seclude from the world; to immure.
[imp. & p. p. Cloistered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cloistering.]
None among them are thought worthy to be styled religious persons but those that cloister themselves up in a monastery.
- Sharp.

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