meeting house

or meet·ing-house, meet·ing·house

[ mee-ting hous ]
/ ˈmi tɪŋ ˌhaʊs /

noun

a house or other building for communal gathering, especially a place of Protestant worship. Common in Colonial America for both public business and religious worship, a meeting house today is usually a place of worship for Quakers, Mennonites, Mormons, or certain other nonconformist denominations.

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Origin of meeting house

First recorded in 1625–35
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British Dictionary definitions for meeting house

meeting house

noun

the place in which certain religious groups, esp Quakers, hold their meetings for worship
Also called: wharepuni NZ a large Māori tribal hall
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