Definition of friary in English:


Syllabification: fri·ar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈfrīərē

noun (plural friaries)

  • A building or community occupied by or consisting of friars.
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    • The friary is a building of stone turned dark by the city's grime.
    • The Irish Catholic Directory lists more than 250 properties held by religious orders in the state, excluding schools, parish houses, friaries and monasteries.
    • The former apse, with its rich mosaics and stained-glass windows, was left standing, partly for nostalgic reasons, partly to hide the friary, which would have looked unsightly without it.

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