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(also seraglio), a palace of a Turkish sultan; the women’s quarters, or harem, located within the palace, are sometimes also referred to as a serai.

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Same as caravanseray.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Je ne serais pas venu ici si je ne croyais pas que le PSG pouvait remporter la Ligue des Champions.
Inside its walls lay the mosques, souks and serais typical of a small Muslim town, but what distinguished it were the tower houses, built of coral blocks, with elaborate wooden balconies.
Je serais tres heureux si c'est moi[beaucoup plus grand que], a dit Clement.