cenacle

noun
cen·a·cle | \ˈse-ni-kəl \

Definition of cenacle 

: a retreat house especially : one for Roman Catholic women directed by nuns of the Society of Our Lady of the Cenacle

First Known Use of cenacle

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cenacle

Late Latin cenaculum the room where Christ and his disciples had the Last Supper, from Latin, top story, probably from cena dinner

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