friary

[ frahy-uh-ree ]
/ ˈfraɪ ə ri /

noun, plural fri·ar·ies.

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

Nearby words

  1. friar's balsam,
  2. friar's chair,
  3. friar's lantern,
  4. friarbird,
  5. friarly,
  6. frib,
  7. fribble,
  8. fribourg,
  9. fricandeau,
  10. fricando

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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friary

/ (ˈfraɪərɪ) /

noun plural -aries

Christianity a convent or house of friars
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