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chapter house

n.
1. A building in which the chapter of a church or religious residence assembles.
2. A house in which a chapter of a fraternity or sorority lives and holds its meetings.

chap′ter house`


n.
1. a building attached to a cathedral or monastery, used as a meeting place for the chapter.
2. a building used by a chapter of a fraternity, sorority, etc.
[before 1150]

chapter house

1. The administrative meeting place of a monastery or cathedral.
2. A building where a branch of a fraternity or sorority holds meetings.
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When Tar and Sighs were walking together to the Chapter House on Speech-Day a week later, Tar, who had a bitter tongue, remarked to his colleague:
Now Chapter houses two cinemas, three theatre spaces, a gallery, two bars and a caf as well as rehearsal spaces, artist's studios and office spaces for over 50 tenants.
The most important of them were the chapter houses.
The centrality of this space for the monastic community was heightened by the fact that the chapter houses were traditional resting places for deceased abbots whose tomb slabs covered the floor.
Chapter houses are traditional gathering places on the reservation where residents often come to fill water barrels, make phone calls and access other resources not available at home.
4 acres near the San Diego campus in a complex that includes a 62-unit apartment complex with underground parking, and eight two-story chapter houses, said Theresa Nakata, director of public relations for the SDSU Research Foundation, which owns and manages the apartment building.
Group members, who belong to chapter houses all over the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, raise funds for a variety of charities and vow to perpetually indulge in life and serve and protect gay, lesbian, and transgendered people.
Both Niceron, who lived in the Paris "convent," and Emanuel Maignan, another monk who resided for a short time at the Minim chapter house in Rome at Santa Trinita dei Monti before moving to Toulouse, not only wrote about perspective but also produced a number of different types of anamorphic images, some of immense dimensions, which took up entire walls of both the Roman and Parisian chapter houses.
Although the chapter houses are responsible for the dogs care and making them available to runners, Reecher does all the shopping and pays all the bills.
The entire IP network of 660 phones will eventually serve all 110 chapter houses of this 27,000 square mile, three-state nation, much of which is still not served by electricity or paved roads.
Because their own chapter houses are not as conducive for ``Animal House'' type revelry, CSUN fraternities and sororities often stage big parties elsewhere, such as at nearby clubs.
The "Internet to the Hogan" is an overall initiative to drive connectivity to families in remote areas, including to Chapter Houses and the hogan, which is a traditional Navajo dwelling.