Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Lauras. (Greek, laura.)

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lauras. (Greek, laura.)
An aggregation of separate cells under the control of a superior. In monasteries the monks live under one roof; in lauras they live each in his own cell apart; but on certain occasions they assemble and meet together, sometimes for a meal, and sometimes for a religious service.   1


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