plural noun; singular: cloister Enclosed spaces composed of a garth and surrounding walkways, which are generally arcaded on the courtyard side and walled on the other; usually found in Christian religious building complexes. Use for such features in secular buildings only when closely resembling the prototype.

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348
Title
Cloisters
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December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 11, 2022
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