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View synonyms for chapter house

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.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chapter house1

before 1150; Middle English chapitelhus, Old English captelhus

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Example Sentences

Near the south transept, two arches of the vestibule of the chapter-house are still visible.

The chapter-house, which was built somewhere in the angle formed by the choir and the dormitory, has disappeared entirely.

The late Mr. Street very carefully restored the fratry in 1880, and it is now used as a chapter-house, library, and choir-school.

That night the cathedral and the chapter-house witnessed a wild scene of destruction.

The most perfect of them is the chapter-house, over against which are some immemorial yews.

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