charterhouse

charterhouse
noun
a Carthusian monastery
Hypernyms: ↑monastery

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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 — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 School — ➡ Charterhouse * * * …   Universalium

  • Charterhouse School — Charterhouse Motto Latin: Deo Dante Dedi ( God giving, I gave ) Established 1611 Type Independent school, Boarding school Headmaster The Rev John Witheridge The Deputy Headmaster Andrew Turner …   Wikipedia

  • Charterhouse Cave — Location Charterhouse, Somerset Depth 228 m (748 ft)[1] Length 4,868 m (15,971 ft)[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Charterhouse Square — Charterhouse Hospital in around 1770 …   Wikipedia

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