Definition of uncloister in English:


Pronunciation /(ˌ)ʌnˈklɔɪstə/ /(ˌ)ʌŋˈklɔɪstə/


  • To remove or evict (a member of a religious community) from a cloister, especially as a result of its dissolution. Also in extended use: to remove from a protected or secluded environment; to liberate; to release.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Florio (1553–1625), author and teacher of languages. From un- + cloister.