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Pronunciation: (chär'tur-hous"), [key]
pl. -hous•esPronunciation: (-hou"ziz). [key]

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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