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A refectory is a dining room, especially in monasteries, boarding schools and academic institutions. One of the places it is most often used today is in graduate seminaries. To some today, it is considered somewhat pretentious. It is derived from the Latin reficere, which means to remake or restore, via Late Latin refectorium, which means a place one goes to be restored. A monastery is the habitation of monks, derived from the Greek word for a hermits cell. ... A boarding school is a self-contained educational total institution where students not only study but where some or all students may live. ...


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  • http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/refectory/
  • http://www.gcalref.com/home.php3
  • http://www.csbsju.edu/sjudining/sju.htm

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Sustainability @ Duke University >> News & Events >> Refectory Café Serves Up Local, Organic Fare (542 words)
Several patrons visited the Refectory in its first few days open to sample the food or show enthusiasm for the café's mission.
Hall first conceived of the Refectory when the Divinity School approached her about starting a green café on its premises, she said.
Sophomore Megan Moskop, vice president of the Duke Environmental Alliance, said she hopes the Refectory is a sign of more green dining options to come.
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