noun, plural telesteria [tel-i-steer-ee-uh] .
(in ancient Greece) a building in which religious mysteries were celebrated.

< Greek telestḗrion place for initiation, equivalent to teles-, stem of teleîn to fulfill, initiate (see tele-2) + -tērion neuter noun suffix denoting place Unabridged
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