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Use only for a monastic house of unknown status, religious order and uncertain authenticity, otherwise use specific term.


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Term Note
ALMONRY A building adjacent to a monastery where alms were distributed to the poor
CHAPTER HOUSE The building attached to a cathedral or collegiate church where the dean, prebendaries or monks and canons met for the transaction of business.
HOSPITAL A building or complex where care and treatment are provided to the sick, aged, infirm and poor. Use narrower term where possible.
REFECTORY A communal dining room, especially in schools, colleges and monasteries. Linked Data resource