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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Dormitory \Dor"mi*to*ry\, n.; pl. {Dormitories}. [L.
     dormitorium, fr. dormitorius of or for sleeping, fr. dormire
     to sleep. See {Dormant}.]
     1. A sleeping room, or a building containing a series of
        sleeping rooms; a sleeping apartment capable of containing
        many beds; esp., one connected with a college or boarding

        school. --Thackeray.
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     2. A burial place. [Obs.] --Ayliffe.
        [1913 Webster]
              My sister was interred in a very honorable manner in
              our dormitory, joining to the parish church.
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