noun, plural re·fec·to·ries.

  1. a dining hall in a religious house, a college, or other institution.

noun plural -tories

  1. a communal dining hall in a religious, academic, or other institution

“dining hall,” especially one in a monastery, early 15c., from Medieval Latin refectorium, from past participle stem of reficere “to remake, restore,” from re- (see re-) + facere (see factitious).

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