Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
In church history, a name given to a collection of little cells at some distance from each other, in which the hermits of ancient times lived together in a wilderness. These hermits did not live in community, but each monk provided for himself in his distinct cell. the most celebrated lauras mentioned in ecclesiastical history were in Palestine; as the laura of St. Euthymus, St. Saba, the laura of the towers, &c.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Laura'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/l/laura.html. 1802.