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bedehouse

[beed-hous] /ˈbidˌhaʊs/
noun, plural bedehouses
[beed-hou-ziz] /ˈbidˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
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beadhouse

or bedehouse

[beed-hous] /ˈbidˌhaʊs/
noun, plural beadhouses
[beed-hou-ziz] /ˈbidˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
(formerly) an almshouse in which the residents were required to pray for the founder.
Origin of beadhouse
1125-1175
Middle English word dating back to 1125-75; See origin at bead, house
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