priory

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noun pri·o·ry \ˈprī-(ə-)rē\

Definition of priory

plural

-ries

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of priory

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


First Known Use: 13th century


PRIORY Defined for English Language Learners

priory

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noun pri·o·ry \ˈprī-(ə-)rē\

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

  1. :  a religious house under the leadership of a prior or prioress



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