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friary

[frahy-uh-ree] /ˈfraɪ ə ri/
noun, plural friaries.
1.
a monastery of friars, especially those of a mendicant order.
2.
a brotherhood of friars.
Origin of friary
late Middle English
1300-1350
1300-50; late Middle English freyry, frayry, Middle English frari < Anglo-French, Old French frairie, frarie; see friar, -y3
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  • 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.

    Not Like Other Girls Rosa N. Carey
  • When we are settled at the friary we must look round us and do the best we can.

    Not Like Other Girls Rosa N. Carey
  • “I suppose you mean the new folk at the friary,” she continued, carelessly.

    Not Like Other Girls Rosa N. Carey
  • Who was that sandy-headed young fellow who had been twice to the friary that day.

    Not Like Other Girls Rosa N. Carey
  • During his ministry, the friary at Oxford was greatly enlarged.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford Andrew G. Little
  • On the other hand it must be remembered that a friary produced its own books.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford Andrew G. Little
  • John Staffordeschyer, priest, was at Oxford when the friary was suppressed.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford Andrew G. Little
  • Whether the island lay to the south or west of the friary is not certain.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford Andrew G. Little
  • The memory of the friary is kept alive in the name of the street that marks its site.

    The Story of London Henry B. Wheatley
British Dictionary definitions for friary

friary

/ˈfraɪərɪ/
noun (pl) -aries
1.
(Christianity) a convent or house of friars
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