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friary

Line breaks: fri¦ary
Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌɪəri
 
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Definition of friary in English:

noun (plural friaries)

A building or community occupied by or consisting of friars.
Example sentences
  • 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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