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n. pl. fri·ar·ies
A monastery of friars.
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n, pl -aries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a convent or house of friars
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(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]
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 a convent or brotherhood of friars, 1538.
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Noun1.friary - a monastery of friarsfriary - a monastery of friars    
monastery - the residence of a religious community
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[ˈfraɪərɪ] Nmonasterio m
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Dominican friars were sent around the world to establish their religious order and arrived in the UK in 1221 where they set about building monasteries and friaries. They settled in Newcastle in 1239.
When Brother Mark traveled to Franciscan friaries in Europe, he admired impressive murals on the walls.
O Clabaigh has drawn on the work of generations of scholars who have sought out and published records relating to the friars in Ireland, ferreted out unpublished materials, and produced what is likely to be the definitive book on the mendi-cant orders in Ireland from their advent in the early thirteenth century to the dissolution of many of their friaries by Henry VIII.