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meeting house

or meetinghouse

noun
1.
a house or building for religious worship.
2.
a house of worship for Quakers.
Origin of meeting house
1625-1635
First recorded in 1625-35
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meeting house

noun
1.
the place in which certain religious groups, esp Quakers, hold their meetings for worship
2.
(NZ) Also called wharepuni. a large Māori tribal hall
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Word Origin and History for meeting-house
n.

also meetinghouse, 1630s, from meeting (n.) + house (n.).

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