Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Formerly, a hospital or an almshouse for the founders and benefactors of which prayers were required to be said by the beneficiaries. Also spelled bedehouse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An almshouse for poor people who pray daily for their benefactors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun historical An almshouse for poor people who pray daily for their benefactors.

Etymologies

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Old English bede prayer + English house.

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