Examples of priory in a Sentence
you can hear the bells from the priory from the other side of the village
Recent Examples of priory from the Web
At the foot of the cathedral, Hotellerie Saint Yves offers spic-and-span rooms on the site of an old priory (budget, www.maison-st-yves.com).
But the process has been continually delayed, as Trump and congressional Republicans have struggled to push through other top priories such as health care and tax reform.
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Origin and Etymology of priory
Middle English priorie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin prioria, from prior
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
PRIORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of priory for English Language Learners
: a place where a group of monks or nuns live : a religious house that is under the direction of a prior or prioress
PRIORY Defined for Kids
Definition of priory for Students
: a religious house under the leadership of a prior or prioress
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