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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Priory, Simple

A monastery having a prior for superior. A conventual priory is an autonomous house having no abbot; a simple or obedientiary priory is a dependency of an abbey. In England, monasteries attached to cathedral churches were termed cathedral priories. Only one priory exists today as a diocesan organization, Ciudad Real, in Spain, founded in 1875, and ruled by a prior, who is always titular Bishop of Dora.

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Entry for 'Priory, Simple'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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