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chapter house

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
1150
before 1150; Middle English chapitelhus, Old English captelhus
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chapterhouse

/ˈtʃæptəˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
the building attached to a cathedral, collegiate church, or religious house in which the chapter meets
2.
(US) the meeting place of a college fraternity or sorority
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