"A law preceptory."

Anderson (1573).


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Pre*cep"to*ry, n.; pl. Preceptories (#). [LL. praeceptoria an estate assigned to a preceptor, from L. praeceptor a commander, ruler, teacher, in LL., procurator, administrator among the Knights Templars. See Preceptor.]

A religious house of the Knights Templars, subordinate to the temple or principal house of the order in London. See Commandery, n., 2.


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