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refectory


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Refectory  \Re*fec"to*ry\  (-t?*r?),  n.;  pl.;  {Refectories} 
  (-r?z).  [{LL}.  refectorium:  cf  F.  r['e]fectoire.  See 
  {Refection}.] 
  A  room  for  refreshment;  originally,  a  dining  hall  in 
  monasteries  or  convents. 
 
  Note:  Sometimes  pronounced  r?f"?k*t?*r?,  especially  when 
  signifying  the  eating  room  in  monasteries. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  refectory 
  n  :  a  communal  dininghall  (usually  in  a  monastery) 




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