Re*fec"to*ry (-t?*r?), n.; pl.; Refectories (-rz). [LL. refectorium: cf. F. r'efectoire. See Refection.]

A room for refreshment; originally, a dining hall in monasteries or convents.

⇒ Sometimes pronounced rf"k*t*r, especially when signifying the eating room in monasteries.

 

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