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Definition of "refectory" [re•fec•to•ry]

  • A room where meals are served, especially in a college or other institution. (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 "refectory" in a sentence
  • "But here is a Guydo -- the frame alone is worth pounds -- which any lady might be proud to hang up -- a suitable thing for what we call a refectory in a charitable institution, if any gentleman of the Corporation wished to show his munifi cence."
  • "But here is a Guydo -- the frame alone is worth pounds -- which any lady might be proud to hang up -- a suitable thing for what we call a refectory in a charitable institution, if any gentleman of the"
  • "The silence in the Dominican nuns 'refectory is similar to the requirements of other monastic rules, but the Rule focuses on the function that the room serves — a place to hear readings — giving a reason for the practice of silence often lacking in other Rules."