noun, plural pre·cep·to·ries.
Examples from the Web for preceptory
But how was he to account for his appearance in such an unseemly garb at the preceptory.
Sir John rode to the Preceptory and hammered fiercely on its oaken door.Red Eve|H. Rider Haggard
Some of the old houses in Falkirk were once occupied by the knights of St. John, who had a preceptory near the place.
A relic of antiquity may yet be seen on its slopes—obscure remains of a Preceptory of the Knights Templars.A Month in Yorkshire|Walter White
Strongbow founded a preceptory for Templars at Kilmainham in 1174, and it became rich and powerful.Ireland under the Tudors, Volume I (of II)|Richard Bagwell