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friary

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noun, fri·ary \ˈfrī(-ə)r-ē\

Definition of friary

plural friaries

  1. :  a monastery of friars



Examples of friary in a sentence

  1. <the Franciscans left the chapel and went to the friary for rest>



1538

First Known Use of friary

1538

Rhymes with friary


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