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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pri·o·ry /ˈpraɪ(ə)ri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pri·o·ry n.; pl. Priories   A religious house presided over by a prior or prioress; -- sometimes an offshoot of, an subordinate to, an abbey, and called also cell, and obedience. See Cell, 2.
 Note:Of such houses there were two sorts: one where the prior was chosen by the inmates, and governed as independently as an abbot in an abbey; the other where the priory was subordinate to an abbey, and the prior was placed or displaced at the will of the abbot.
 Alien priory, a small religious house dependent on a large monastery in some other country.
 Syn: -- See Cloister.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a
          convent governed by a prioress