American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Carthusian monastery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A charitable institution or hospital and celebrated public school in London, founded in 1611 by Sir Thomas Sutton. It maintains eighty poor brothers (chiefly soldiers and merchants), and forty-four scholars, “the sons of poor gentlemen to whom the charge of education is too onerous.” The reputation of its educational department (now at Godalming in Surrey) attracts a large number of other pupils. The house was originally a Carthusian monastery, founded in 1371.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A well known public school and charitable foundation in the building once used as a Carthusian monastery (
Chartreuse) in London.
- n. a Carthusian monastery
- From French Chartreuse. (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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).”
“At the time of Henry VIII's breach with Rome the monks, especially those of the London charterhouse (founded 1370), offered a stanch resistance.”
“The first English charterhouse was founded at Witham in Somerset by”
“The first book printed at a charterhouse was issued from the presses of the Seliola Dei near Parma in 1477.”
“Somersetshire, in 1181 (with a cell on Mendip); the last was the celebrated charterhouse of Sheen in Surrey, founded in 1414 by king”
“No woman, save the sovereign, may enter a charterhouse.”
“Copes and monstrances are unknown in the charterhouse.”
“The two fathers live exactly as if in a charterhouse, attending Office in stalls placed in the sanctuary of the church, which is divided from the nuns 'choir by a curtained grille.”
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