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beadhouse

or bede·house

[beed-hous]
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noun, plural bead·hous·es [beed-hou-ziz] /ˈbidˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. (formerly) an almshouse in which the residents were required to pray for the founder.

Origin of beadhouse

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at bead, house
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