Definition of Charterhouse from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Charterhouse

 
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(also Charterhouse School)
 
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a British public school which was built in 1611 at a place in London where a Carthusian monastery (= Christian religious community) used to be. The pupils are still called Carthusians. In 1872 it moved to new buildings in Surrey. It was a school for boys only until 1972, when girls were allowed into the sixth form.