preceptory

noun
pre·​cep·​to·​ry | \ pri-ˈsep-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce preceptory (audio) , ˈprē-ˌsep- \
plural preceptories

Definition of preceptory

1 : a subordinate house or community of the Knights Templars broadly : commandery sense 1

First Known Use of preceptory

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Preceptory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preceptory. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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