minster

noun
min·​ster | \ ˈmin(t)-stər \

Definition of minster

: a large or important church often having cathedral status

First Known Use of minster

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for minster

Middle English, monastery, church attached to a monastery, from Old English mynster, from Late Latin monasterium monastery

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