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Another word for cloister

  1. To put into solitude

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Synonym Study

  • A priory is a cloister ruled by a prior or prioress and is sometimes a subordinate branch of an abbey
  • An abbey is a cloister ruled by an abbot or abbess
  • Monastery usually refers to a cloister for men (monks)
  • Convent , once a general term synonymous with cloister , is now usually restricted to such a place for women (nuns), formerly called a nunnery
  • Cloister , in this comparison, is the general term for a place of religious seclusion, for either men or women, and emphasizes in connotation retirement from the world