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Line breaks: char¦ter|house
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɑːtəhaʊs

Definition of charterhouse in English:


A Carthusian monastery.
Example sentences
  • By contrast, the large figure paintings that he executed for the charterhouses of Granada and El Paular, near Segovia, are comparatively bland and conventional.
  • It was Michael Northburgh who suggested to Mauny the foundation of a charterhouse and asked to be associated with it.
  • In 1695 he was transferred with his novices to the charterhouse of Brussels.


late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman Chartous, Old French Chartreuse, from medieval Latin Carthusius, from Cart(h)usia (see Carthusian): assimilated to charter + house.

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