Definition of refectory noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈfektri//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfektri//
(pl. refectories)
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a large room in which meals are served, especially in a religious institution and in some schools and colleges in Britain Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin refectorium, from Latin reficere ‘refresh, renew’, from re- ‘back’ + facere ‘make’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: refectory