The motherhouse is the founding house of a religious order, or the convent where the mother superior lives.noun
A monastery from which a religion was born and where the religious leaders now live is an example of a motherhouse.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a monastery or other religious house from which one or more additional religious houses have been founded
- the headquarters of a religious community
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- The convent in which the mother superior of a religious community lives.
- The original convent of a religious community.