Charterhouse
Charterhouse Char"ter*house`, n. A well known public school and charitable foundation in the building once used as a Carthusian monastery (Chartreuse) in London. [1913 Webster]

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  • Charterhouse — • From the fact that St. Bruno founded the first house of his austere order at Chartreux, near Grenoble, the institution has ever since been known by the name of that place Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Charterhouse     Ch …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Charterhouse — great English public school founded in London in 1611, a folk etymology from chartreux (see CHARTREUSE (Cf. chartreuse)); it was founded upon the site of a Carthusian monastery …   Etymology dictionary

  • Charterhouse — [chärt′ər hous΄] n. 1. a boys school in Surrey, England, moved from its orig. location in London that was on the site of a Carthusian monastery 2. Archaic a Carthusian monastery …   English World dictionary

  • Charterhouse — A Charterhouse is a Carthusian monastery. The word is derived from Chartreuse, the first monastery of the order having been established in a valley of the Chartreuse Mountains. It can refer to numerous monasteries: see List of Carthusian… …   Wikipedia

  • Charterhouse — /chahr teuhr hows /, n., pl. Charterhouses / how ziz/. 1. a Carthusian monastery. 2. the hospital and charitable institution founded in London, in 1611, on the site of a Carthusian monastery. 3. the public school into which this hospital was… …   Universalium

  • Charterhouse — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Charterhouse peut faire référence à : Charterhouse School : une public school située dans le Surrey, en Angleterre Le fonds d investissement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • charterhouse — noun A Carthusian monastery. See Also: Carthusian …   Wiktionary

  • Charterhouse — A *Carthusian monastery …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • CHARTERHOUSE —    a large London school, originally a Carthusian monastery, and for a time a residence of the dukes of Norfolk …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • charterhouse — Carthusian monastic building Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

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