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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dormitory  \Dor"mi*to*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Dormitories}.  [L. 
  dormitorium  fr  dormitorius  of  or  for  sleeping,  fr  dormire 
  to  sleep.  See  {Dormant}.] 
  1.  A  sleeping  room  or  a  building  containing  a  series  of 
  sleeping  rooms  a  sleeping  apartment  capable  of  containing 
  many  beds;  esp.,  one  connected  with  a  college  or  boarding 
  school.  --Thackeray. 
 
  2.  A  burial  place  [Obs.]  --Ayliffe. 
 
  My  sister  was  interred  in  a  very  honorable  manner  in 
  our  dormitory,  joining  to  the  parish  church. 
  --Evelyn. 




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