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 (prĭ-sĕp′tə-rē, prē′sĕp-)
n. pl. pre·cep·to·ries
1. A chapter of a medieval military order such as the Knights Templars or of a modern fraternal order.
2. A building serving as an administrative or ritual center for such a chapter.


n, pl -ries
(Historical Terms) (formerly) a subordinate house or community of the Knights Templars


(prɪˈsɛp tə ri, ˈpri sɛp-)

n., pl. -ries.
a lodge or assembly of the Knights Templars; commandery.
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The next Preceptory would grant thee absolution for an oath, the keeping of which concerned nought but the honour or the dishonour of a miserable Jewish maiden.
Groups included Paisley Abbey Cryptic Council, Paisley Abbey Royal Arch Chapter, Paisley Abbey Preceptory of Knights of the Temple, and Paisley Abbey Priory of Knights of Malta.
Meanwhile, thousands attended the annual Sham Fight and Royal Black Preceptory parade in the County Down village of Scarva.
This group of patients also suffers from significant neuropsychiatric symptoms including anxiety, mood changes and preceptory distortion.
He's asked by a colleague to look at the site of a Knights Templar preceptory to see if it would be suitable for an archaeological dig the following summer.
30) This ghostly visitant comes only after being inadvertantly summoned when Parkins blows a note "with a quality of infinite distance in it" through a whistle-artifact he extracts from an altar niche in the ruins of a round Templar's preceptory.
The site of Penkridge Hall used to be part of the Knights Templar preceptory (an administrative centre which served as a hostelry, bank, church and, in the countryside, a farm) of Lydley Hayes, back in the 12 century.
The second and external crisis happened in summer 1998 with plans that Newry would host the County Down parade of The Loyal Order of the Royal Black Preceptory.
Nearby are the ruins of Low Chibburn Preceptory, set up in 1313 by the Knights Hospitallers of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.
It is a significant site because it was the Templar Preceptory for Scotland.
75 from the American Choir Concert; Guy of Warwick Preceptory, annual donation of pounds 100; Mick MaGuire, from Jacks Barbers, pounds 2,000 from running the London Marathon.
The nostalgic last gathering was held by the Hope Preceptory of Knights Templar, who have met there since 1857.