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prior

1. the superior of a house and community in certain religious orders
2. the deputy head of a monastery or abbey, ranking immediately below the abbot
3. (formerly) a chief magistrate in medieval Florence and other Italian republics

Prior

Matthew. 1664--1721, English poet and diplomat, noted for his epigrammatic occasional verse

Prior

 

(1) A superior of a small Catholic monastery.

(2) The official second in rank after the grand master in various religious orders of knights.

(3) In the medieval communes of central Italy, the head of a guild, who was usually a member of the commune’s administration (priorate).

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Pictured above: Rachael Trowton (left), Warwickshire Cadet of the Year and Shannon Griffin Grand Prior Cadet.
World Gnosis: The Coming Gnostic Civilization comes from Gnostic Templar Grand Prior Mark Amaru Pinkham, who provides a history and overview of the teachings of Gnosticism.
The earliest identified of these, by John Kendall, depicts Niccolo Fiorentino, Grand Prior of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, in 1480.
Shannon was chosen for the award for her commitment in providing first aid at various events in 2011 and for completing the charity's Grand Prior award, which marks three years of hard work studying 24 different subjects.
As well as actively providing first aid at many events across Tyneside, she has completed the charity's Grand Prior award, which marks at least three years of sustained effort studying 24 different subjects - from using social media and working in the community, to outdoor pursuits and first aid.
A dozen volunteers from across Wales attended a Young Achievers Reception hosted by Princess Anne for gaining their Grand Prior award - the highest accolade available to cadets.
Earlier this year Dylan, a pupil at Amman Valley Comprehensive, met Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace to receive his Grand Priors award - the highest accolade for a St John cadet.
Earlier this year, Dylan met Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace to receive his Grand Priors award, the highest accolade for a St John cadet.

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