fri·​ary | \ ˈfrī(-ə)r-ē How to pronounce friary (audio) \
plural friaries

Definition of friary

: a monastery of friars

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Examples of friary in a Sentence

the Franciscans left the chapel and went to the friary for rest
Recent Examples on the Web Established in 1232 and officially consecrated in 1259, the friary's burial grounds likely included wealthy, high-status laypersons, according to the authors. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Medieval arrows caused injuries similar to gunshot wounds, study finds," 13 May 2020 All were collected during the excavation of the burial ground of a medieval Dominican friary in Exeter from 1997 to 2007, to prepare for the construction of the Princesshay shopping district. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Medieval arrows caused injuries similar to gunshot wounds, study finds," 13 May 2020 For now, Zurek has been saying Mass in front of a congregation of zero in the much smaller friary off the main basilica. Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "St. Josaphat pastor wants to see his parishioners, so he's collecting photos and taping them to pews," 1 Apr. 2020 Slate reporter Ruth Graham recently visited the Capuchin friary in Victoria, Kan., where McCarrick is living in solitude. Marc A. Thiessen, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Defrocked, McCarrick still won’t confess," 6 Sep. 2019 Father Frank Jasper, former provincial vicar for the church and friary, said the space was previously used for shipping and inventory for Franciscan Media, which distributes the St. Anthony Messenger magazine as well as books and other media. Cameron Knight,, "Franciscan Friars repurpose Over-the-Rhine warehouse for new homeless services hub," 11 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of friary

1538, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jun 2020

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“Friary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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