Of the priories the German had the preference, and was called the Grand Priory.
Twenty-one of these houses had the status of abbeys; the rest were priories.
Their priories are dens of dogs, hawks, and reprobate women.
From the river on the south to the river on the north Angers lay ringed in by a belt of priories and churches and abbeys.
In early times the priories and other religious houses had generally grammar schools attached to them.
He reserved to himself the appointments to all priories and churches, and the military feofs and escheats.
Then there were the Priories, religious houses subject to greater abbeys or religious bodies.
Both de Courci and his wife Affreca were benefactors of the church, and founded several abbeys and priories in Ulster.
The foundations of abbeys and priories, of colleges and schools, together with lands and privileges granted to them.
This ruling applied as well to all collegiate churches, secular bodies, and abbeys and priories generally.