friary

noun
fri·​ary | \ ˈfrī(-ə)r-ē \
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

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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, Cincinnati.com, "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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The first known use of friary was in 1538

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