Pronunciation: (chär'tur-hous"),[key] —n., —pl.-hous•esPronunciation: (-hou"ziz).[key] 1. a Carthusian monastery.
2. the hospital and charitable institution founded in London, in 1611, on the site of a Carthusian monastery.
3. the public school into which this hospital was converted.
4. the modern heir of this school, now located in Surrey.