AskDefine | Define charterhouse

Dictionary Definition

charterhouse n : a Carthusian monastery

Extensive Definition

A charterhouse is a name for any Carthusian monastery; like the word Carthusian, it is derived from Chartreuse, a French valley in the Alps which was where St Bruno built his first hermitage.
It can refer to the following monasteries:
It can also refer to:

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charterhouse in French: Chartreuse (couvent ou maison isolée)
charterhouse in Slovenian: Kartuzija
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