What is another word for Priories?

Pronunciation: [pɹˈa͡ɪəɹˌiz] (IPA)

Priories are religious communities of monks or nuns. Some synonyms for priories include abbeys, monasteries, convents, friaries, and cloisters. Priories often refer to smaller communities or religious houses, while abbeys and monasteries may refer to larger communities with different hierarchies. Friaries often refer to communities of mendicant orders, such as the Franciscans or Dominicans. Convents typically refer to women's communities, while cloisters are often enclosed communities known for their solitude and simplicity. Overall, these synonyms all refer to places of religious devotion and contemplation, where members live a life dedicated to God through prayer, work, and community life.

What are the hypernyms for Priories?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Priories

Only the little Priory of Rusper, a small Benedictine nunnery perhaps founded by one of the De Braose family before the end of the twelfth century, and the small Benedictine nunnery of Easebourne founded in the thirteenth century may be said to belong to the true Weald; of the others, such as the Abbey of Robertsbridge, the Priories of Michelham and Shulbred, the Abbeys of Otham, Bayham, and Dureford not one is really old or stands really within the true Weald.
"England of My Heart--Spring"
Edward Hutton
Religious communities, monasteries and Priories, often constructed bridges.
"Vanishing England"
P. H. Ditchfield
There is laughter in his blue eyes, which attest his pure Germanic origin, and which light up his face, one of those feudal faces such as one sees in the portraits hung upon the walls of the Priories of Malta, where plainness has race.
"Cosmopolis, Complete"
Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009

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