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motherhouse

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noun moth·er·house \-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of motherhouse

  1. 1 :  the convent in which the superior of a religious community resides

  2. 2 :  the original convent of a religious community



1661

First Known Use of motherhouse

1661


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