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cloister

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Etymology

From Old French cloistre, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] claustrum, from claudere ‘to close’.

Noun

Singular
cloister

Plural
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  1. A covered walk with an open colonnade on one side, running along the walls of buildings that face a quadrangle.
  2. A place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion; life in such a place.

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Verb

Infinitive
to cloister

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to cloister (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To become a Roman Catholic religious.
  2. (transitive) To confine in a cloister, voluntarily or not.
  3. (intransitive) To deliberately withdraw from worldly things.
  4. (transitive) To protect or isolate.

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