Subprior

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Subprior (Eccl) The vicegerent of a prior; a claustral officer who assists the prior.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n subprior Eccles., the vicegerent of a prior; a claustral officer who assists the prior.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Subprior sub′prī-or the vicegerent, deputy, or assistant of a prior.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. sub + prior,: cf. F. sous-prieur,

Usage

In literature:

James the subprior, and Brother John and I had spent our day from sext onward on Hankley, cutting bracken for the cow-houses.
"Sir Nigel" by Arthur Conan Doyle
He died, subprior of the Abbey of St. Jean de Cartres, in 1680.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
He died, subprior of the Abbey of St. Jean de Cartres, in 1680.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Only the prior and subprior had silver goblets: glass there was none.
"The House of Walderne" by A. D. Crake
Next is the prior or president, then the subprior and lower officers.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
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