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A Carthusian monastery.

[Middle English charterhous, by folk etymology from Anglo-Norman chartrouse, from Old French (maison) chartreuse, Carthusian (house), feminine of chartreus, Carthusian, variant of charteus, from Medieval Latin cartusius.]
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(Roman Catholic Church) a Carthusian monastery
[C16: changed by folk etymology from Anglo-French chartrouse, after Chartosse (now Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse), village near Grenoble, France, the original home of the Carthusian order]
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(ˈtʃɑr tərˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
a Carthusian monastery.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French chartrouse]
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When he was old enough Joseph was sent first to schools near his home, and then a little later to the famous Charterhouse in London.
For a temporary asylum I pitched upon a small, quiet, empty, private hotel which I knew of in Charterhouse Square.
His record at Charterhouse was so brilliant that when he went to Cambridge the Master of Trinity Hall went out of his way to express his satisfaction that he was going to that college.
Having lost his father early, he was sent to the Charterhouse School in London, where he made the acquaintance of Addison, and then to Oxford.
As soon as I had got the bundle, and the maid was out of sight, I goes on towards the alehouse, where the porter's wife was, so that if I had met her, I had then only been going to give her the bundle, and to call her to her business, as if I was going away, and could stay no longer; but as I did not meet her, I walked away, and turning into Charterhouse Lane, then crossed into Batholomew Close, so into Little Britain, and through the Bluecoat Hospital, into Newgate Street.
CLASSIC AND MODERN BUS EVENT BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM, GAYDON, WARWICKSHIRE CV35 0BJ CONSTRUCTION work on the first phase of a major new 70-acre heritage park with the Grade I Listed Charterhouse as its centrepiece has begun.
Nana Opoku Kwarteng, the father of the late Ebony Reigns, has hit out at CharterHouse for failing to recognize his daughter during this year's VGMAs.
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figure By EUNICE MURATHE In 2006, Mr Samuel Gitundu walked into a scene he will never forget.It was early in the morning when he walked to Charterhouse Bank, Mombasa branch, to withdraw money but found the doors closed.
The first stage has involved the planting of trees for a community orchard within the parkland and walled gardens at The Charterhouse, which is owned and managed by the Historic Coventry Trust.
After the ceremony, the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew laid wreaths for four British soldiers from Charterhouse School.
After arrival of HMS Argyll (right), British High Commissioner Thomas Drew walks with a wreath for four British soldiers from Charterhouse School.