[min-ster] /ˈmɪn stər/

a church actually or originally connected with a monastic establishment.
any large or important church, as a cathedral.
(Brit) any of certain cathedrals and large churches, usually originally connected to a monastery

Old English mynster “the church of a monastery” (8c.), from Late Latin monasterium (see monastery). Cf. Old French moustier, French moûtier, Old Irish manister.


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