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friary

Christianity a convent or house of friars

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.
Relations with the ecclesiastical establishment are also examined, but, as the studio had no faculty of theology, the web is finer spun, and we are reminded that in Florence teaching in this faculty for much of the time was tacitly relegated to the friaries.