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Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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A building attached to a cathedral or monastery where certain meetings were held, business carried out, the Martyrology read, and daily tasks assigned. The name arose from the practice of conducting the chapter of faults in this building.

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