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EtymologyEdit

Likely formed under influence from necessarium (monastic latrine, outhouse, or lavatory) and necessary (outhouse; lavatory).

NounEdit

necessary vault (plural necessary vaults)

  1. (euphemistic, obsolete) An outhouse: an outbuilding used for the "necessary" business of urination and defecation.

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  • Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "necessary, adj. and n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2003.