noun pri·o·ry \ˈprī-(ə-)rē\

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

plural -ries

Full Definition of PRIORY

:  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

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PRIORY Defined for Kids


noun pri·o·ry \ˈprī-ə-rē\
plural pri·o·ries

Definition of PRIORY for Kids

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


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