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Definition of "friary" [fri•ar•y]

  • A monastery of friars. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "friary" in a sentence
  • "The Great Yarmouth Mercury reports here that a former furniture store, merchant's residence, pipe maker's shop, and Carmelite friary is once again being renovated and the workers have found it haunted."
  • "The friary was an old brick building wedged between boarded tenements."
  • "They had separate rooms in the friary but one telephone extension that rang into both, Peace recalled."