friary

friary

[frahy-uh-ree]
noun, plural friaries.
1.
a monastery of friars, especially those of a mendicant order.
2.
a brotherhood of friars.

Origin:
1300–50; late Middle English freyry, frayry, Middle English frari < Anglo-French, Old French frairie, frarie; see friar, -y3

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friary (ˈfraɪərɪ)
 
n , pl -aries
Christianity a convent or house of friars

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