Charterhouse

[ chahr-ter-hous ]
/ ˈtʃɑr tərˌhaʊs /

noun, plural Char·ter·hous·es [chahr-ter-hou-ziz]. /ˈtʃɑr tərˌhaʊ zɪz/.

a Carthusian monastery.
the hospital and charitable institution founded in London, in 1611, on the site of a Carthusian monastery.
the public school into which this hospital was converted.
the modern heir of this school, now located in Surrey.

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Origin of Charterhouse

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Anglo-French chartrouse (taken as charter + house), after Chatrousse, a village in Dauphiné near which the order was founded; see Carthusian, whence the first r of the Anglo-French word
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British Dictionary definitions for Charterhouse

Charterhouse
/ (ˈtʃɑːtəˌhaʊs) /

noun

a Carthusian monastery

Word Origin for Charterhouse

C16: changed by folk etymology from Anglo-French chartrouse, after Chartosse (now Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse), village near Grenoble, France, the original home of the Carthusian order
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