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noun, plural fra·tries.
  1. frater2.
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Origin of fratry

First recorded in 1530–40
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Historical Examples of fratry

  • West of the fratry was the prior's lodging (now the deanery).

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle

    C. King Eley

  • The refectory, or fratry, was rebuilt in the fifteenth century, and is now used as a chapter-house.

  • The refectory, sometimes called the fratry or frater-house, was the common hall for all conventual meals.

  • The late Mr. Street very carefully restored the fratry in 1880, and it is now used as a chapter-house, library, and choir-school.

  • Beneath the fratry is a very fine Decorated crypt, with a groined roof.