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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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There is the charming, half-Gothic chapter-house of Bocherville, where the Roman layer extends half way up.
Fragments of old wall, saint's chapel, chapter-house, convent and monastery, have got incongruously or obstructively built into many of its houses and gardens, much as kindred jumbled notions have become incorporated into many of its citizens' minds.
Resistance was vain; and they were compelled to follow to a large room, which, rising on clumsy Saxon pillars, resembled those refectories and chapter-houses which may be still seen in the most ancient parts of our most ancient monasteries.