chapter house


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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Origin of chapter house

before 1150; Middle English chapitelhus,Old English captelhus
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British Dictionary definitions for chapter house

chapterhouse
/ (ˈtʃæptəˌhaʊs) /

noun

the building attached to a cathedral, collegiate church, or religious house in which the chapter meets
US the meeting place of a college fraternity or sorority
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