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chapter house

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noun
  1. Ecclesiastical. a building attached to or a hall forming part of a cathedral or monastery, used as a meeting place for the chapter.
  2. a building used by a chapter of a society, fraternity, sorority, etc.

Origin of chapter house

before 1150; Middle English chapitelhus, Old English captelhus
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Historical Examples

  • He pointed to a stone slab on the floor of the chapter-house.

    Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II

    Charlotte Mary Yonge

  • The chapter-house was often the scene of great events in the history of England.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • The meeting in the chapter-house we must not omit to describe.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • The chapter-house was like a great church, carved and painted like a parliament-house.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • A passage often separated the chapter-house from this building.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield