ETYM Old Fren. cloistre, French cloître, Latin claustrum, pl. claustra, bar, bolt, bounds, from claudere, clausum, to close. Related to Close, Claustral.
A courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions).
Monaška bogomolja, monaško prebivalište. Monastir. (grč.)
1. To seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister.
2. To surround with a cloister, as of a garden.
In a convent or monastery, a covered walkway, usually surrounding and opening on to a courtyard. The church would be linked to other areas of the convent or monastery via the cloisters.