priory


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pri·or·y

 (prī′ə-rē)
n. pl. pri·or·ies
A monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress.

priory

(ˈpraɪərɪ)
n, pl -ories
(Roman Catholic Church) a religious house governed by a prior, sometimes being subordinate to an abbey
[C13: from Medieval Latin priōria; see prior2]

pri•o•ry

(ˈpraɪ ə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
a religious house governed by a prior or prioress, often dependent upon an abbey.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.priory - religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioresspriory - religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress
cloister, religious residence - residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)

priory

noun monastery, abbey, convent, cloister, nunnery, religious house Lindisfarne priory on Holy Island
Translations
دَيْر راهِبات
převorství
kloster
rendház
klaustur

priory

[ˈpraɪərɪ] Npriorato m

priory

[ˈpraɪəri] nprieuré m

priory

nPriorat nt; (in church names) → ˜ Münster nt

priory

[ˈpraɪərɪ] npriorato

prior2

(ˈpraiə) feminine ˈprioress noun
the head of a priory.
ˈprioryplural ˈpriories noun
a building in which a community of monks or nuns live.
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We will walk to the farm at the edge of the down, and see how the children go on; we will walk to Sir John's new plantations at Barton Cross, and the Abbeyland; and we will often go the old ruins of the Priory, and try to trace its foundations as far as we are told they once reached.
If the reverend fathers,'' he said, ``loved good cheer and soft lodging, few miles of riding would carry them to the Priory of Brinxworth, where their quality could not but secure them the most honourable reception; or if they preferred spending a penitential evening, they might turn down yonder wild glade, which would bring them to the hermitage of Copmanhurst, where a pious anchoret would make them sharers for the night of the shelter of his roof and the benefit of his prayers.
this looks to me as if it had once been a priory," cried the marquis, as they reached a very old and blackened gate, through which they could see, in the midst of a large park, a building constructed in the style of the monasteries of old.
When some critic or other chose to say that Prior's Park was not a priory, but was named after some quite modern man named Prior, nobody really tested the theory at all.
So they stepped along, talking, singing, jesting, and laughing, until they had come to a certain little church that belonged to the great estates owned by the rich Priory of Emmet.
Thorneycroft Huxtable, of the Priory School, near Mackleton, has to do with the matter, and why he comes three days after an event--the state of your chin gives the date--to ask for my humble services.
There are the ruins of an old priory in the grounds of Ankerwyke House, which is close to Picnic Point, and it was round about the grounds of this old priory that Henry VIII.
He, left alone, had promptly fallen asleep; and thus De Montfort's men found and captured him within sight of the bell-tower of the Priory of Lewes, where the King and his royal allies lay peacefully asleep, after their night of wine and dancing and song.
Right glad was the traveller to see the high tower of Christchurch Priory gleaming in the mellow evening light, and gladder still when, on rounding a corner, he came upon his comrades of the morning seated astraddle upon a fallen tree.
Savior's, Southwark, the church of a priory to whose rebuilding he contributed and where he spent his latter days.
de Barral was living then in a big stone mansion with mullioned windows in a large damp park, called the Priory, adjoining the village where the refined poet had built himself a house.
It's the suspicion of a priory 'tachment as is the cause of it all,' replied Sam.