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From Middle English cloystrer, cloysterer, from Old French cloistrier; equivalent to cloister +‎ -er; compare Old French cloistier.


cloisterer (plural cloisterers)

  1. One belonging to, or living in, a cloister; a recluse.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cloisterer in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)