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preceptory

[pri-sep-tuh-ree, pree-sep-] /prɪˈsɛp tə ri, ˈpri sɛp-/
noun, plural preceptories.
1.
a subordinate house or community of the Knights Templars; commandery.
Origin of preceptory
1530-1540
From the Medieval Latin word praeceptōria, dating back to 1530-40. See preceptor, -y3
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preceptory

/prɪˈsɛptərɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
(formerly) a subordinate house or community of the Knights Templars
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