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priory

[ prahy-uh-ree ]
/ ˈpraɪ ə ri /
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noun, plural pri·o·ries.
a religious house governed by a prior or prioress, often dependent upon an abbey.
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Origin of priory

1250–1300; Middle English priorie<Medieval Latin priōria.See prior2, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for priory

priory
/ (ˈpraɪərɪ) /

noun plural -ories
a religious house governed by a prior, sometimes being subordinate to an abbey

Word Origin for priory

C13: from Medieval Latin priōria; see prior ²
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