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

Learn More About preceptory

Time Traveler for preceptory

Time Traveler

The first known use of preceptory was in 1540

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near preceptory

preceptorial

preceptory

preceptress

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for preceptory

Cite this Entry

“Preceptory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preceptory. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!