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PRECEPTORY

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A manor or estate owned and run by an order of knights and governed by a preceptor.

Related Terms

Term Note
CELL A monastic enclave dependent on a mother house.
FARM A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known.
FRIARY A religious house occupied by men of mendicant religious orders (friars).
GRANGE The residence and outbuildings of an outlying farm or estate, especially that held by a monastery or other religious order.
HOSPITAL A building or complex where care and treatment are provided to the sick, aged, infirm and poor. Use narrower term where possible.
MANOR An area of land consisting of the lord's demesne and of lands from whose holders he may exact certain fees, etc.
MANOR HOUSE The principal house of a manor or village.
MONASTERY A complex of buildings inhabited by a community of men living in seclusion under religious vows.
NUNNERY A complex of buildings inhabited by a community of women, such as nuns or canonesses, living in seclusion under religious vows.
PRIORY A lesser monastery headed by a prior, often linked to a cathedral or dependent on a mother house.

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