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n. pl. fri·ar·ies
A monastery of friars.


n, pl -aries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a convent or house of friars


(ˈfraɪ ə ri)

n., pl. -ar•ies.
a monastery of friars.
[1300–50; Middle English frari < Anglo-French, Old French frairie, frarie; see friar, -y3]


 a convent or brotherhood of friars, 1538.
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monastery - the residence of a religious community


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