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Friday, October 24, 2014

Definitions for cloister

  1. to confine in retirement; seclude.
  2. to confine in a monastery or convent.
  3. to furnish with a cloister or covered walk.

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Citations for cloister
That's when I began to cloister myself, when I saw her strength, her determination to pull me out of my brooding. Manil Suri, The City of Devi, 2013
Was it right to cloister himself on this mountain? Tami Hoag, Dark Paradise, 1994
Origin of cloister
1250-1300
Cloister comes from an Anglo-French blend of cloison, meaning "partition," and clostre, from the Late Latin word meaning "enclosed place."