preceptory

noun pre·cep·to·ry \ pri-ˈsep-t(ə-)rē , ˈprē-ˌsep- \

Definition of preceptory

plural preceptories
1 : a subordinate house or community of the Knights Templars; broadly : commandery 1
2 : commandery 2

First Known Use of preceptory

1540

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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