Frater house
Frater Fra"ter, n. [L., a brother.] (Eccl.) A monk; also, a frater house. [R.] --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

{Frater house}, an apartament in a convent used as an eating room; a refectory; -- called also a {fratery}. [1913 Webster]


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  • fratery — Frater Fra ter, n. [L., a brother.] (Eccl.) A monk; also, a frater house. [R.] Shipley. [1913 Webster] {Frater house}, an apartament in a convent used as an eating room; a refectory; called also a {fratery}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fratery — Fra ter*y (? or ?), n. [L. frater brother: cf. It. frateria a brotherhood of monks. See {Friar}.] A frater house. See under {Frater}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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