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  • The two priories were founded at about the same time and were of about the same size and importance.
  • After a seven-year novitiate and training period, the Brothers live in these small communities named priories.
  • The status of these early churches -- whether they served as priories or as parish churches -- is not known.
  • Dependent priories are not generally noted in this list, except for a few unusually significant ones.
  • Every large monastery had depending upon it smaller foundations known as cells or priories.
  • A small number of non-domestic buildings associated with priories, churches, communal defence etc etc were also included.
  • Even if we had the necessary funds to endow these priories, have we enough brethren to take charge of them? Cited from The Altar Steps, by Compton MacKenzie
  • The island was mainly composed of farms, mills, two priories and a church.
  • Apart from a very few unusually significant ones, dependent priories no longer operational are not usually listed.
  • He drew the salaries of several priories during his life, more lowly paid priests apparently doing the work. Cited from Old and New Masters, by Robert Lynd
  • Several smaller priories, dependent on the monastery, were founded on these lands.
  • Actually, the Dominican brothers likely began a school immediately after their arrival, as priories were legally schools.
  • The majority of these priories were destroyed during the Ottoman invasion.
  • Our abbeys and our priories shall pay This expedition's charge. Cited from King John, by William Shakespeare
  • It is part of an international organisation that consists of eight Priories that form the Order of St John.
  • By the early 19th century, the order had been severely weakened by the loss of its priories throughout Europe.
  • In the time of Richard II, the alien priories continued mostly in the hands of the Crown.
  • At its height, the Community had some 45 priories and branch houses.
  • Trinity and Church Islands each have the ruins of medieval priories standing on them.
  • Augustinian communities were generally counted as priories, although large, entirely independent houses were called abbeys.
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Root form of priories is priory for the noun.

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Meaning of priories

  • noun Religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress