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. [1913 Webster]

2. A burial place. [Obs.] --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]

My sister was interred in a very honorable manner in our dormitory, joining to the parish church. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

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