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chapter house

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noun

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.

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RELATED WORDS

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Nearby words

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Origin of chapter house

before 1150; Middle English chapitelhus, Old English captelhus
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