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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.

Nearby words

preception, preceptive, preceptively, preceptor, preceptorship, preceptory, preceptress, preceramic, precess, precession, precession of the equinoxes

Origin of preceptory

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

/ (prɪˈsɛptərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

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