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The English version of the French maison chartreuse, a Carthusian religious house. A famous English school also has the same name, being originally build on the site of the London Charterhouse, whose last prior was martyred with his fifteen monks, 1535-40, under Henry VIII (1491-1547). (Etym. French Chartreuse.)
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