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priorate

[prahy-er-it] /ˈpraɪ ər ɪt/
noun
1.
the office, rank, or term of office of a prior.
2.
a priory.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin priōrātus priority, preference (Medieval Latin: office of a prior). See prior2, -ate3
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priorate

/ˈpraɪərɪt/
noun
1.
the office, status, or term of office of a prior
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