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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An internal courtyard, surrounded by walls but open to the sky

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An open internal courtyard inclosed by the walls of a large dwelling house or other large and stately building.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, a small court inclosed by the divisions or appurtenances of a building.
  • n. Any area, court, or courtyard.

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Italian (Wiktionary)

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