Meaning of “friary” in the English Dictionary

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"friary" in British English

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friarynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfraɪə.ri/ us /ˈfraɪɚ.i/

Examples from literature

  • Soon after Lisa's visit he went to live in a separate cell as a hermit, and for three weeks did not officiate again in the church of the friary. 
  • The gray walls of the old friary were just ahead, scarcely a stone's throw from the river. 

(Definition of “friary” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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