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preceptory

[ pri-sep-tuh-ree, pree-sep- ]

noun

, plural pre·cep·to·ries.
  1. a subordinate house or community of the Knights Templars; commandery.


preceptory

/ prɪˈsɛptərɪ /

noun

  1. (formerly) a subordinate house or community of the Knights Templars


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Word History and Origins

Origin of preceptory1

From the Medieval Latin word praeceptōria, dating back to 1530–40. See preceptor, -y 3

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Example Sentences

Other ecclesiastical buildings were the monasteries of Blackfriars and Greyfriars and the preceptory of Maisondieu .

Thou wilt find him, as our scouts have brought notice, at the next Preceptory house of his Order.

Isaac accordingly bade his friend farewell, and about an hour's riding brought him before the Preceptory of Templestowe.

Sir John rode to the Preceptory and hammered fiercely on its oaken door.

Strongbow founded a preceptory for Templars at Kilmainham in 1174, and it became rich and powerful.

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