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friary

[ frahy-uh-ree ]
/ ˈfraɪ ə ri /
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noun, plural fri·ar·ies.

a monastery of friars, especially those of a mendicant order.
a brotherhood of friars.

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Origin of friary

1300–50; late Middle English freyry, frayry,Middle English frari<Anglo-French, Old French frairie, frarie;see friar, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for friary

friary
/ (ˈfraɪərɪ) /

noun plural -aries

Christianity a convent or house of friars
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