What does the word minster mean?

Usage examples for minster

  1. When he understood I was already free he made an apology for his abrupt departure, and introduced me to his two companions: First, to Counsellor Fitzclabber, who, he told me, was then employed in compiling a history of the kings of Minster, from Irish manuscripts; and then to his friend Mr. Gahagan, who was a profound philosopher and politician, and had projected many excellent schemes for the good of his country. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  2. After some demur, the parson at Minster declared himself willing to do the pious deed. – The Nest of the Sparrowhawk by Baroness Orczy
  3. They say the front of the minster is beginning to crumble at places, said Mr Halgrove, looking up at the noble pile before them; I hope it's not true. – A Dog with a Bad Name by Talbot Baines Reed