Charterhouse



a Carthusian monastery.
the hospital and charitable institution founded in London, in 1611, on the site of a Carthusian monastery.
the public school into which this hospital was converted.
the modern heir of this school, now located in Surrey.
noun
a Carthusian monastery

great English public school founded in London in 1611, a folk etymology alteration of chartreux (see chartreuse); it was founded upon the site of a Carthusian monastery.

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