refectory

[ ri-fek-tuh-ree ]
/ rɪˈfɛk tə ri /

noun, plural re·fec·to·ries.

a dining hall in a religious house, a college, or other institution.

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Origin of refectory

1475–85; < Late Latin refectōrium, equivalent to Latin refec-, combining form of reficere to renew (see refect) + -tōrium -tory2
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refectory
/ (rɪˈfɛktərɪ, -trɪ) /

noun plural -tories

a communal dining hall in a religious, academic, or other institution

Word Origin for refectory

C15: from Late Latin refectōrium, from Latin refectus refreshed
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