a religious house governed by a prior or prioress, often dependent upon an abbey.
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How to use priory in a sentence
Callahan claims that within weeks of leaving the priory, Moss “got back on drugs.”Sex, Drugs, and Kate Moss: Secrets of a Wild Supermodel | Tom Sykes | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
BH: Now tell me about the community of women you wrote and imagined in The Chalice—a priory of Dominican nuns.Historical Fiction: A Conversation Between Bruce Holsinger and Nancy Bilyeau | Nancy Bilyeau, Bruce Holsinger | March 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The novel begins with a statement: “FACT, the priory of Sion—a European secret society founded in 1099—is a real organization.”Fact-Checking Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’: 10 Mistakes, False Statements, and Oversimplifications | Noah Charney | May 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Before buying the priory, the couple had rented a cottage nearby from the Duke of Marlborough on his Blenheim Palace estate.
The house, Burford priory, is a largely Jacobean mansion, hidden from view by high walls.
“Restoration” was begun at first under the direction of Mr. Ferrey, who also restored Christchurch priory.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey | Thomas Perkins
The next morning she was found dead among the stakes of a mill dam on the stream called the priory River.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
His luggage was following in a hand-cart, and he was taking the short cut through the priory gardens.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
Ten years afterwards—1133—Henry founded the see of Carlisle, and the priory church became the cathedral.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle | C. King Eley
There is no reason for doubting that the various buildings were handed over in good order at the dissolution of the priory.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle | C. King Eley
British Dictionary definitions for priory
a religious house governed by a prior, sometimes being subordinate to an abbey
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