- Ecclesiastical. a building attached to or a hall forming part of a cathedral or monastery, used as a meeting place for the chapter.
- a building used by a chapter of a society, fraternity, sorority, etc.
Origin of chapter house
Related Words for chapter housenunnery, convent, hermitage, monastery, abbey, cell, sanctuary, house, order, retreat, priory, friary, lamasery, priorate
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Historical Examples of chapter house
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.
The meeting in the chapter-house we must not omit to describe.
The chapter-house was like a great church, carved and painted like a parliament-house.
A passage often separated the chapter-house from this building.