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minster (plural minsters)
- a monastic church
2014 July 20, Jane Gardam, “Give us a bishop in high heels [print version: “Give us a high-heeled bishop”, International New York Times, 22 July 2014, p. 11]”, The New York Times:
- [F]urther south in Kent, there was St. Mildred, whose mother, in 670, founded the minster that still stands there in good nick, with nine nuns who are an ever-present help in trouble to all religions and none.
- a title adopted by a church with no monastic history for reasons of pretentiousness.