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friary

[frahy-uh-ree] /ˈfraɪ ə ri/
noun, plural friaries.
1.
a monastery of friars, especially those of a mendicant order.
2.
a brotherhood of friars.
Origin
late Middle English
1300-1350
1300-50; late Middle English freyry, frayry, Middle English frari < Anglo-French, Old French frairie, frarie; see friar, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for friary

friary

/ˈfraɪərɪ/
noun (pl) -aries
1.
(Christianity) a convent or house of friars
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