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Definition of "charterhouse" []

  • A Carthusian monastery. (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 "charterhouse" in a sentence
  • "The island takes its name from the Carthusians who followed: Certosa is Italian for "charterhouse," a monastery built by the Carthusian order."
  • "The name is derived from the French chartreuse through the Latin cartusia, of which the English "charterhouse" is a corruption."
  • "Tomorrow, I'm "preaching with my hands", or at least conversing with them, at the RevGalBlogPals Monday book discussion: on the DVD Into Great Silence (filmed inside a Carthusian charterhouse) and the book An Infinity of Little Hours (a chronicle of five novices who try the Carthusian life in the 1960s)."
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