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meeting house

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meetinghouse

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1. (Protestantism) the place in which certain religious groups, esp Quakers, hold their meetings for worship
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) Also called: wharepuni NZ a large Māori tribal hall

meet•ing•house

(ˈmi tɪŋˌhaʊs)
n.
a building for religious worship.
[1625–35]
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Our farm is away off from everywheres, but our school and meeting house is at Temperance, and that's only two miles.
Among the topics are the church-state relationship in the German Democratic Republic, living with the wall 1961-89, missionary opportunities, the old meeting houses, financial administration, new meeting houses in the 1980s, and missionaries enter in 1989.
In Te Waimana today, however, no clear distinction is made between the earlier prophetic meeting houses and those built subsequently; all now symbolise kin-group identity, and differences between them are thought to reflect the changing historical relations between hapu and whanau (extended families) in the valley.
Since much of the service consisted of frequently vigorous dancing, they designed meeting houses with unobstructed interiors, placed plain benches along the walls, and provided platforms along the sides of the hall for the occasional visitors.
Spectrum's communities are renowned for their wealth of lifestyle amenities that enhance homeowners' lifestyles, including Meeting Houses, Country Stores, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools with Waterfalls and Splash Fountains, Championship Tennis Courts, Signature Golf Courses, and Private Marinas.
Green uses the regional distribution of friendly societies, of union meeting houses, and of regular meetings as a proxy for the strength of labor mobilization, which was not even throughout the metropolis.
Neich describes a rebellious era of figurative painting in Maori meeting houses which had been effectively suppressed by Maori as well as Pakeha patrons of Maori art by the end of the 1920s, and replaced by a traditionalist and sometimes purist orthodoxy which most Maori as well as Pakeha now assume to be primordial.
From synagogues, churches and mosques to Quaker meeting houses, Buddhist temples and halls for spiritualists, the San Fernando Valley is home to some 650 houses of worship.
The Wooldale Friends' Meeting House and High Flatts Friends' Meeting House, both Quaker meeting houses, will be open, as will The Ow'd Towser on Daisy Lane, Holmfirth, the oldest building in the town.
Yet his own imaginative investigations of the acoustics of public space--of meeting houses, treaty circles, dance grounds, and the territories defined by horns or churchbells--should lead Rath toward a skepticism concerning claims that Americans of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries trusted far more to their eyes than to their ears, for much after 1800 was prophesied, preached, prompted, promoted, and perpetuated through media slower than light.
In this its second year, openhousenewyork will include more than 100 sites--from cemeteries to light houses, arsenals to meeting houses, power plants to swimming pools, Times Square to private apartments.
There are now something like fifteen Quaker meeting houses dotted in and around Birmingham, but Bull Street is the earliest, and whatever the temptations to cash in and move out, the Friends have hung on in there.