Definitions

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  • n. A room for conversation; especially, a room in monasteries, where the monks were allowed to converse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A room for conversation; especially, a room in monasteries, where the monks were allowed to converse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or producing speech.
  • n. A room for conversation; especially, a place in a monastery where the monks were allowed to converse with those who were not connected with the monastery, when silence was enjoined elsewhere.

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Examples

  • He made also the tablet for the locutory in the chapel of St. Anne, towards the west.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

  • It was Ellen Terry's youngest, freshest voice over again, but with the naïvest little ghost of a French accent; and she didn't seem so much to project a phrase at you by the locutory muscles as to smile it to you.

    The Spread Eagle and Other Stories

  • I strongly recommend you not to allow any stranger to eat in the locutory.

    The Letters of St. Teresa

  • After, he brought him into the parlour or locutory, and demanded him whereof he tempted the brethren there.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 4

  • Then he would resume his timid lurking about the locutory, as if preparing one of his robberies, to see his Tonico; and when he could see him for a moment, the sight was enough to extinguish his helpless rage before the full basket of lunch that the evil woman brought to her lover.

    Luna Benamor

  • A scandalized Father Oviedo reports that she stopped writing letters only when she was in the locutory [the convent's visiting room] chatting with vistors ….

    The Mex Files

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