priory

  • 1 Priory — • A monastery whose superior is a prior. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Priory     Priory     † …

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  • 2 Priory — Pri o*ry, n.; pl. {Priories}. [Cf. LL. prioria. See {Prior}, n.] A religious house presided over by a prior or prioress; sometimes an offshoot of, an subordinate to, an abbey, and called also {cell}, and {obedience}. See {Cell}, 2. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 priory — late 13c., from Anglo Fr. priorie (mid 13c.), from M.L. prioria monastery governed by a prior, from L. prior (see PRIOR (Cf. prior) (n.)) …

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  • 4 priory — *cloister, monastery, nunnery, convent, abbey …

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  • 5 priory — ► NOUN (pl. priories) ▪ a monastery or nunnery governed by a prior or prioress …

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  • 6 priory — [prī′ə rē] n. pl. priories [ME < Anglo Fr priorie < ML prioria] a monastery governed by a prior, or a convent governed by a prioress, sometimes as a subordinate branch of an abbey SYN. CLOISTER …

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  • 7 Priory — For other uses, see Priory (disambiguation). The Priory de Graville, France A priory is a house of men or women under religious vows that is headed by a prior or prioress. Priories may be houses of mendicant friars or religious sisters (as the… …

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  • 8 priory — [[t]pra͟ɪ͟əri[/t]] priories N COUNT: oft in names after n A priory is a place where a small group of monks live and work together. ...Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island …

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  • 9 priory — UK [ˈpraɪərɪ] / US [ˈpraɪrɪ] noun [countable] Word forms priory : singular priory plural priories a building where the members of a Christian religious community live …

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  • 10 Priory — A house of canons regular; a monastery ruled by a *prior or a *convent by a prioress. Cf. Alien priory …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 11 priory — noun the sisters of this priory are famous for their spinning and weaving Syn: religious house, abbey, cloister; monastery, friary; convent, nunnery …

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  • 12 priory —    A priory is a religious house, such as a convent or monastery, whose superior is a prior or prioress …

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  • 13 priory — noun (plural ries) Etymology: Middle English priorie, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin prioria, from prior Date: 13th century a religious house under a prior or prioress …

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  • 14 priory — /pruy euh ree/, n., pl. priories. a religious house governed by a prior or prioress, often dependent upon an abbey. [1250 1300; ME priorie < ML prioria. See PRIOR2, Y3] * * * …

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  • 15 priory — noun A monastery or convent governed by a prior or prioress …

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  • 16 priory — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. convent, monastery, hermitage; see cloister 1 . See Synonym Study at cloister …

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  • 17 priory — pri|o|ry [ˈpraıəri] n plural priories a building where a group of ↑monks or ↑nuns, (=men or women living a religious life) live which is smaller and less important than an ↑abbey …

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  • 18 priory — pri|or|y [ praıri ] noun count a building where the members of a Christian religious community live …

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  • 19 priory — sb. RG. 369, 370 …

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  • 20 priory — pri·o·ry || praɪərɪ n. monastery, house for nuns or monks …

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