Definition of chapter house in English:

chapter house

Syllabification: chap·ter house


  • 1A building used for the meetings of the canons of a cathedral or other religious community.
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    • Originally the cathedral's chapter house, the building was transformed into a girls' school in 1853.
    • An exhibition about the new research will be on display in the cathedral chapter house until June 30.
    • The chapter house of a monastery, cathedral, or collegiate foundation was second only to the church in importance, and was usually built in close proximity to it.
  • 1.1US A place where a college fraternity or sorority meets.
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    • Wayne Delia, grand delta of Phi Kappa Sigma for the North Atlantic Region, provided a chapter review based on information gathered during recent visits to the Potsdam chapter house and in meetings with college officials.
    • The financial management of each fraternity/sorority chapter house is the responsibility of the student membership.
    • Alpha Phi was the first women's sorority to have a chapter house.

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