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friary

Christianity a convent or house of friars
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friary

A monastery of friars, especially those of a mendicant order.
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'These imposing gothic friaries with their distinctive tapering towers and extensive claustral complexes became as much a symbol of that newly prosperous and confident society as the castles and tower houses of their patrons' (p.
In detail that one would never have imagined possible he discusses the patrons of the friars: aristocrats, urban dwellers and women, and not just the very wealthy individuals who financed the building of entire friaries, or parts thereof, but also the more humble benefactors who donated liturgical equipment, a practice that was 'particularly popular' (p.