preceptory[prē sep′tə rē, pri-]
preceptory definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. preceptories
- a provincial community or religious house of the medieval Knights Templars, subordinate to the London Temple
- its estates
Origin: Midieval Latin praeceptoria, estate of a preceptor ; from Classical Latin praeceptor: see precept
preceptory definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. pre·cep·to·ries
A community of medieval Knights Templars located on a provincial estate and subordinate to the main temples at Paris and London.