charterhouse

noun
char·​ter·​house

Definition of charterhouse

: a Carthusian monastery

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History and Etymology for charterhouse

by folk etymology from Middle French chartrouse, from Old French, from Chartreuse, Chartrouse (now Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse), locality near Grenoble, France, the site of the first Carthusian monastery

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“Charterhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/charterhouse. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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