Claustral prior
Prior Pri"or, n. [OE. priour, OF. priour, prior, priur, F. prieur, from L. prior former, superior. See {Prior}, a.] 1. (Eccl.) The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity. [1913 Webster]

2. a chief magistrate, as in the republic of Florence in the middle ages. --[RHUD] [PJC]

{Conventical prior}, or {Conventual prior}, a prior who is at the head of his own house. See the Note under {Priory}.

{Claustral prior}, an official next in rank to the abbot in a monastery; prior of the cloisters. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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