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priory

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noun pri·o·ry \ˈprī-(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of priory

  • : a place where a group of monks or nuns live : a religious house that is under the direction of a prior or prioress

Full Definition of priory

plural -ries

  1. :  a religious house under a prior or prioress

Examples of priory

  1. <you can hear the bells from the priory from the other side of the village>



Origin of priory

Middle English priorie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin prioria, from prior


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with priory


PRIORY Defined for Kids

priory

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noun pri·o·ry \ˈprī-ə-rē\

Definition of priory

plural pri·o·ries

  1. :  a religious house under the leadership of a prior or prioress





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