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Definition of mother house in English:

noun

The founding house of a religious order.
Example sentences
  • Sisters from the Cross and Passion Order returned to their mother house in Kilcullen on Friday night for a special ceremony of remembrance to mark their contribution to the school and community.
  • They might have a home, a mother house, a home community, but then they spend the rest of their lives working out in different communities all over the world.
  • The founding Dominican Congregation of St. Mary of the Springs has its mother house in Columbus, Ohio, where it is also the sponsoring order for Ohio Dominican College.

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