Charterhouse: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chär'tur-hous"), [key]
— pl. -hous•es
  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 converted.
  4. the modern heir of this school, now located in Surrey.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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