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preceptory

[ pri-sep-tuh-ree, pree-sep- ]
/ prɪˈsɛp tə ri, ˈpri sɛp- /
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noun, plural pre·cep·to·ries.
a subordinate house or community of the Knights Templars; commandery.
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Origin of preceptory

From the Medieval Latin word praeceptōria, dating back to 1530–40. See preceptor, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for preceptory

preceptory
/ (prɪˈsɛptərɪ) /

noun plural -ries
(formerly) a subordinate house or community of the Knights Templars
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