A monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress.(noun)
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Use "priory" in a sentence
"Next to Santo Domingo, occupying part of the magnificent building that was originally the priory, is the state's Regional Museum."
"I called the priory and sure enough she was there, sick as a dog and in bed with the flu, but patiently awaiting word from me, and immediately wired some money for a ticket on my old dog."
"CONLIN: Actually, it's called the priory and I know it's probably ..."