priory

Definitions

  • Newark Priory
    Newark Priory
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n priory religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Priory A religious house presided over by a prior or prioress; -- sometimes an offshoot of, an subordinate to, an abbey, and called also cell, and obedience. See Cell, 2.☞ Of such houses there were two sorts: one where the prior was chosen by the inmates, and governed as independently as an abbot in an abbey; the other where the priory was subordinate to an abbey, and the prior was placed or displaced at the will of the abbot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n priory A religions house next in dignity below an abbey, and often, but not necessarily, dependent upon an abbey. Its superior is called a prior or prioress.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Priory a convent of either sex, under a prior or prioress, and next in rank below an abbey
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. LL. prioria,. See Prior (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. prior, former, comp. from pro-, in front.

Usage

In literature:

DEERHURST PRIORY CHURCH, FROM THE SOUTH.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
Of the priories the German had the preference, and was called the Grand Priory.
"Mysticism and its Results" by John Delafield
This priory fell, of course, with the smaller houses, and was valued at 19l.
"Notes and Queries, Number 66, February 1, 1851" by Various
On the Topography of the Dominican Priory of London.
"Shakespearean Playhouses" by Joseph Quincy Adams
Scobell], baptised at Dean Priory in 1632, and Jeffery Scobble buried in 1654.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
As he left the precincts of the ruined Priory, he continued his vows of vengeance against Edie and all associated with him.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
A street ... Priory] Pope.
"The Comedy of Errors" by William Shakespeare
You will meet me at the priory.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
I passed by the Priory to-day, and it looked like a great lonely Tomb.
"The Idler Magazine, Vol III. May 1893" by Various
The oldest of these fountains in Rouen, drawn from the famous spring of Gaalor, had been in the Priory of St.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
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In news:

St Lucy's Priory outlasts La Salle in rematch of CIF-SS final.
But La Salle and St Lucy's Priory high schools did not act as if it was that far off on Wednesday evening.
Family-run Priory makes more room(s) for North Side visitors.
At the grand opening of the addition to The Priory Hotel.
Deer carcass found near Priory school.
Critic's Picks: Tacoma Symphony, "Shark Tale," Barefoot Collective and Rumi at The Priory .
SoulCollage' workshop set for The Priory .
And so it was when The Priory of St Bernard de Clairvaux amassed its constituency.
Quebec City Old Port Le Priori hotel.
Sixty-three seniors graduate from Woodside Priory School.
Sixty-three seniors received their diplomas June 2 at Woodside Priory's 52nd commencement.
Third-ranked Burroughs slips by Priory in match concentrated in midfield.
They will provide stamps and flat-rate priori...
Priory Must Rebuild By David Kvidahl Ladue News.
To visit Graham Usher's dream apartment in Priory Hall, the most notorious of Ireland's ruined ghost developments, is to see what Ireland aspired to be, and what it became instead.
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In science:

Furthermore, more traditional self-reconfiguration algorithms require an a-priori exact description of a target shape for the given task, which may not be suitable when the robot operates in uncertain environments.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
The Lindblad representation [15, 16] for the density matrix of the system ”quantum ob ject + thermostat” describes a priori the most general situation which may appear in the nonrelativistic quantum mechanics.
Exactly solvable models of quantum mechanics including fluctuations in the framework of representation of the wave function by random process
The (1, 1) horizontal curve is a priori the graph of a linear map y = ax + b but can be positioned as the graph of y = x by by an automorphisms of the image C.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Given the precise X-ray and radio positions, the a priori probability of such an alignment is small (< 10−7 ).
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
Generating graphs with an a priori given connectivity distribution seems also easier.
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
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