What is another word for friary?

52 synonyms found


[ fɹˈa͡ɪ͡əɹi], [ fɹˈa‍ɪ‍əɹi], [ f_ɹ_ˈaɪə_ɹ_i]

Synonyms for Friary:

How to use "Friary" in context?

The friary commonly refers to an ecclesiastical building or complex used by the religious order of friars. The word derives from the Latin word frater, meaning brother. In England, where the friars became predominant during the Late Middle Ages, the term generally referred to any of a number of friaries or monasteries, including the Black Friars, the Carmelite Friars, the Dominicans, and the Franciscans. Oftentimes a friary might be attached to a church as part of its benefice.

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