Etymology
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minster (n.)

Old English mynster "the church of a monastery" (8c.), from Late Latin monasterium (see monastery). Compare Old French moustier, French moûtier, Old Irish manister. Probably originally "a monastery," then "the church of a monastery." As many such churches in England came to be cathedrals, the word sometimes is used for "cathedral."

updated on January 25, 2019

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Definitions of minster from WordNet

minster (n.)
any of certain cathedrals and large churches; originally connected to a monastery;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.