priorate

[ prahy-er-it ]
/ ˈpraɪ ər ɪt /

noun

the office, rank, or term of office of a prior.
a priory.

Nearby words

  1. prior,
  2. prior lien,
  3. prior probability,
  4. prior restraint,
  5. prior, matthew,
  6. prioress,
  7. prioritise,
  8. prioritization,
  9. prioritize,
  10. priority

Origin of priorate

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin priōrātus priority, preference (Medieval Latin: office of a prior). See prior2, -ate3

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priorate

/ (ˈpraɪərɪt) /

noun

the office, status, or term of office of a prior
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