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priorate

[prahy-er-it]
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noun
  1. the office, rank, or term of office of a prior.
  2. a priory.
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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

noun
  1. the office, status, or term of office of a prior
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