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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Late Latin
Origin: refectorium, from Latin refectus, past participle of reficere 'to put back in good condition'

refectory

noun
     
Related topics: Education
re‧fec‧to‧ry plural refectories [countable] British English
SE a large room in a school, college etc where meals are served and eaten [= cafeteria American English]

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