noun, plural pri·o·ries.
Examples from the Web for 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|Tom Sykes|October 9, 2014|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|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|DAILY BEAST
Before buying the priory, the couple had rented a cottage nearby from the Duke of Marlborough on his Blenheim Palace estate.
She was aware of this; and yet she had not the strength to pull herself together and return to the Priory.The Secret of Sarek|Maurice Leblanc
The boat was riding at a fair rate of speed through the water, and the Priory walls of Eynsham gradually loomed in sight.A Clerk of Oxford|Evelyn Everett-Green
At Cockhampstead (1½ mile E. from the church) was once an Augustinian priory.Hertfordshire|Herbert W Tompkins
He was found by some haymakers early the next morning, lying helpless, some miles from the Priory, and was carried home.The Doctor's Wife|M. E. Braddon
Tywardreath is a little town where once was a Benedictine priory.Cornwall|Sabine Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for priory
noun plural -ories
Word Origin for priory
Word Origin and History 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.)).