Religious house

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a monastery or convent.

See also: House

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In process of time this religious house again fell into desuetude; but before it disappeared it had achieved a great name for good works, and in especial for the piety of its members.
I shall take up my abode in a religious house near Lisle--a nunnery you would call it; there I shall be quiet and unmolested.
When the Black Knight for it becomes necessary to resume the train of his adventures left the Trysting-tree of the generous Outlaw, he held his way straight to a neighbouring religious house, of small extent and revenue, called the Priory of Saint Botolph, to which the wounded Ivanhoe had been removed when the castle was taken, under the guidance of the faithful Gurth, and the magnanimous Wamba.
"Have the brethren come?" he asked, in the Anglo-French dialect used in religious houses.
More surprising is that sections of the original 13th-century religious house remain identifiable in the existing chapel, the most fascinating corner of this property.
Funeral directors can take care of elements such as collection of the deceased, transport to and from the cemetery or crematorium, providing the coffin or urn, liaising with the appropriate church or religious house and much more.
"The dimensions of the walls and the association with certain building materials and tiled floors suggests we are looking at a religious house and a high status medieval building,' the BBC quoted Buckley as saying.
This is an very religious house and if you visit here and are a non-Catholic, there's enough evidence here to convert you.
The abbey dates from AD 681, when Ethelred King of Mercia provided an endowment for a religious house.
Chaney argues the case well, noting that the interest Milton supposedly took in this celebrated religious house inspired countless cultured visitors during succeeding centuries to follow in "the holy bard's supposed footsteps." It is all nonsense of cour se.
Here on the pretext of serving humanity, one continues bonded labour in a religious house.
Reading through the cronaca of Monteluce provides a sense for the day-to-day aspects of artistic patronage in a religious house: the funding, the choice of artists, and the time and planning involved in artistic commissions.

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