priory

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noun pri·o·ry \ ˈprī-(ə-)rē \

Definition of priory

plural -ries
:a religious house under a prior or prioress

Examples of priory in a Sentence

  1. you can hear the bells from the priory from the other side of the village

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Origin and Etymology of priory

Middle English priorie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin prioria, from prior

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PRIORY Defined for English Language Learners

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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

priory

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noun pri·o·ry \ ˈprī-ə-rē \

Definition of priory for Students

plural priories
:a religious house under the leadership of a prior or prioress


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