- a monastery of friars, especially those of a mendicant order.
- a brotherhood of friars.
Origin of friary
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Examples from the Web for friary
Riding was not included in the range of studies at the Friary.First in the Field
George Manville Fenn
If Nan and I were away, it would never do for you and mother to live at the Friary.
When we are settled at the Friary we must look round us and do the best we can.
“I suppose you mean the new folk at the Friary,” she continued, carelessly.
Who was that sandy-headed young fellow who had been twice to the Friary that day.
- Christianity a convent or house of friars
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