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minster.
1. A monastery or its church.

2. Abbey-or priory-church, or, more properly, a large collegiate or conventual church, distinguished from a parish-church or a cathedral.

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minster † monastery; church originating in a monastic establishment; large church. OE. mynster = OHG. munistri (G. münster), MDu. monster, ON. mustari — popL. *monisterium for ecclL. monastērium MONASTERY.