cloister Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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cloisternoun [C usually plural]

uk   /ˈklɔɪ.stər/  us   /-stɚ/
a ​coveredstonepassage around the four ​sides of a courtyard (= a ​square or ​rectangularspace)especially in a ​religiousbuilding such as a ​church or monastery
(Definition of cloister from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cloisternoun [C]

 us   /ˈklɔɪ·stər/
a ​coveredpassage around esp. a ​squareopenspace within a ​religiousbuilding, or the ​space such a ​passage goes around
(Definition of cloister from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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