Origin: L. Monasterium, Gr, fr. A solitary, a monk, fr. To be alone, live in solitude, fr. Alone. Cf. Minister.
Synonym: Convent, abbey, priory. See Cloister.
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... of twice the original length. Augmentation court, a court erected by Stat. 27 Hen. VIII, to augment to revenues of the crown by the suppression of monasteries. It was long ago dissolved. Synonym: Increase, enlargement, growth, extension, accession, addition. ;) ;) ;) ;)
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