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A communal dining room, especially in schools, colleges and monasteries.

Related Terms

Term Note
ABBEY The buildings of a monastic community presided over by an abbot or abbess.
FRIARY A religious house occupied by men of mendicant religious orders (friars).
NUNNERY A complex of buildings inhabited by a community of women, such as nuns or canonesses, living in seclusion under religious vows.
PRIORY A lesser monastery headed by a prior, often linked to a cathedral or dependent on a mother house.
RELIGIOUS HOUSE Use only for a monastic house of unknown status, religious order and uncertain authenticity, otherwise use specific term.
SCHOOL An establishment in which people, usually children, are taught.

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