refectory

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noun re·fec·to·ry \ri-ˈfek-t(ə-)rē\

Definition of refectory

plural

refectories

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

Origin and Etymology of refectory

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


First Known Use: 15th century


REFECTORY Defined for English Language Learners

refectory

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noun re·fec·to·ry \ri-ˈfek-t(ə-)rē\

Definition of refectory for English Language Learners

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


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