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refectory

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noun re·fec·to·ry \ri-ˈfek-t(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of refectory

  • : a large room where meals are served at a place (such as a seminary or monastery) where many people live

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of refectory

plural refectories

  1. :  a dining hall (as in a monastery or college)

Origin of refectory

Middle English, from Anglo-French refectorie, from Late Latin refectorium, from Latin reficere


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with refectory


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