Definition of Motherhouse

1. Noun. The monastery from which the other 'houses' of a religious order or congregation were (directly or indirectly) founded, often eponymous. ¹



2. Noun. The convent which is the seat (and often the above original foundation) of the superior of an order or congregation, and/or on which lower ranking houses (such as priories under an abbot) depend. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Motherhouse

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Motherhouse

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... 15; Bernardine Sisters (motherhouse, Reading, Pennsylvania), 5. Total, 1754 members. BARON, Register of Baptisms and Burials in Fort ..."

2. Minutes of the ... Convention of the United Lutheran Church in America by United Lutheran Church in America (1922)
"The Milwaukee motherhouse, while having no official relations with the Church, is doing its share towards the training of workers for Inner Mission ..."

3. The Methodist Year-book by William Harrison De Puy (1913)
"The Board meets every other year in Cincinnati, O. In 1910 the Board established, in connection with the Deaconess motherhouse in Cincinnati, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... 15; Bernardine Sisters (motherhouse, Reading, Pennsylvania), 5. Total, 1754 members. BARON, Register of Baptisms and Burials in Fort ..."

5. Minutes of the ... Convention of the United Lutheran Church in America by United Lutheran Church in America (1922)
"The Milwaukee motherhouse, while having no official relations with the Church, is doing its share towards the training of workers for Inner Mission ..."

6. The Methodist Year-book by William Harrison De Puy (1913)
"The Board meets every other year in Cincinnati, O. In 1910 the Board established, in connection with the Deaconess motherhouse in Cincinnati, ..."

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