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Definition of "chapter house" [chapter house]

  • A building in which the chapter of a church or religious residence assembles. (noun)
  • A house in which a chapter of a fraternity or sorority lives and holds its meetings. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chapter house" in a sentence
  • "Cistercian chapter house at Lilienfeld, where he was ordained priest"
  • "Their chapter house in Tanchico had certainly closed its doors."