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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.
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Origin of chapter house

before 1150; Middle English chapitelhus, Old English captelhus
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Related Words for chapter house

nunnery, convent, hermitage, monastery, abbey, cell, sanctuary, house, order, retreat, priory, friary, lamasery, priorate

Examples from the Web for chapter house

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

  • A passage often separated the chapter-house from this building.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • The chapter-house was like a great church, carved and painted like a parliament-house.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • The meeting in the chapter-house we must not omit to describe.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • The chapter-house was often the scene of great events in the history of England.

    English Villages

    P. H. Ditchfield