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Definition of Priory
PrioryPriory Pri"o*ry, n.; pl. Priories. [Cf. LL. prioria. See
A religious house presided over by a prior or prioress; --
sometimes an offshoot of, an subordinate to, an abbey, and
called also cell, and obedience. See Cell, 2.
Note: Of such houses there were two sorts: one where the
prior was chosen by the inmates, and governed as
independently as an abbot in an abbey; the other where
the priory was subordinate to an abbey, and the prior
was placed or displaced at the will of the abbot.
Alien priory, a small religious house dependent on a large
monastery in some other country.
Syn: See Cloister.
Meaning of Priory from wikipedia
- A priory
is a monastery
of men or women under religious
vows that is headed
by a prior
or prioress. Priories
may be houses
of mendicant friars
- The Prieuré de Sion ([pʁi.jœ.ʁe də sjɔ̃]), translated
of Sion, was a fraternal organisation founded
in 1956 by Pierre...
- The Priory
Hospital, Roehampton, often referred
to as The Priory
, is a private mental health hospital
West London. It was founded
in 1872 and...
- Nostell Priory
(referred to by the National Trust simply
as Nostell) is a Palladian house located
in Nostell, near Crofton close
to Wakefield, West Yorkshire...
- Lindisfarne. After
the Viking invasions
and the Norman conquest
of England, a priory
was reestablished. A small castle
on the island
in 1550. Both...
- Wenlock Priory
, or St Milburga's Priory
, is a ruined
in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, at grid reference
SJ625001. The foundation...
- Bentley Priory
is an eighteenth
to nineteenth century stately
home and deer park in Stanmore
on the northern
edge of the Greater London
area in the London...
- The Priory Group
is a provider
of mental health
in the United
Kingdom. The group operates
at more than 500 sites
with over 7,000 beds....
- Langney Priory
is the modern
name of Langney Grange
(now a private
house) which served
an agricultural manor
of several hundred acres providing
- from 960 until
in 988, a Benedictine abbey named Christ Church Priory
to the cathedral. But the formal establishment
as a monastery...
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