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cloisterer Line breaks: clois|ter¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈklɔɪstərə/

Definition of cloisterer in English:


A person who lives in a cloister; a monk or nun.
Example sentences
  • It must be borne in mind that there were eight thousand cloisterers in England alone at the Dissolution.
  • So long as cloisterers stayed in their cloisters, spending their lives in contemplation and prayer, they had grace in God's sight and in men's.
  • Thou art a master when thou art at home; Nor starving cloisterer, nor novice there.

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