Definition of minster
: a large or important church often having cathedral status
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Israel’s finance minister met with the Palestinian prime minster in the West Bank city of Ramallah this week in the wake of President Donald Trump’s recent visit to the region, Israeli and Palestinian officials said Thursday.
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Origin and Etymology of minster
Middle English, monastery, church attached to a monastery, from Old English mynster, from Late Latin monasterium monastery
First Known Use: before 12th century
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