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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A building in which the chapter of a church or religious residence assembles.
  • n. A house in which a chapter of a fraternity or sorority lives and holds its meetings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A building attached to a cathedral, church, or monastery and used as a meeting place.
  • n. A building used by a sorority or fraternity as a residence or meeting place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a house or room where a chapter meets, esp. a cathedral chapter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A building attached to a cathedral or religious house in which the chapter meets for the transaction of business.
  • n. The house or building which a chapter of a college fraternity uses as a club-house.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a building attached to a monastery or cathedral; used as a meeting place for the chapter
  • n. a house used as a residence by a chapter of a fraternity

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