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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