friary

noun fri·ary \ ˈfrī(-ə)r-ē \

Definition of friary

plural friaries
: a monastery of friars

Examples of friary in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of friary

1538

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