- a religious house governed by a prior or prioress, often dependent upon an abbey.
Origin of priory
Related Words for priorynunnery, cloister, convent, ministry, monastery, temple, priory, friary, house, abbey, lamasery, retreat, hermitage, cell, sanctuary, order, priorate
Examples from the Web for priory
Contemporary Examples of priory
Callahan claims that within weeks of leaving the Priory, Moss “got back on drugs.”Sex, Drugs, and Kate Moss: Secrets of a Wild Supermodel
October 9, 2014
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 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
May 20, 2013
Before buying the priory, the couple had rented a cottage nearby from the Duke of Marlborough on his Blenheim Palace estate.'World' Players' Secret Getaway
July 17, 2011
Historical Examples of priory
The new establishment, however, was for monks only, and was for some time merely a priory.
His portrait hangs in one of the drawing-rooms of the Priory.
Lent her by Father Christopher of the priory, forsooth—that is ever her answer.
Ah, by my finger bones, there is my sweet Mary from the Priory Mill!
There was a letter from Aunt Rachel waiting for her at the Priory.The Christian
- a religious house governed by a prior, sometimes being subordinate to an abbey
Word Origin for priory
late 13c., from Anglo-French priorie (mid-13c.), from Medieval Latin prioria "monastery governed by a prior," from Latin prior (see prior (n.)).