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- n. The state or office of prior; a priorate.
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- n. The state or office of prior; priorate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office of prior; a priorate.
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- n. the office of prior
In short, they very unceremoniously treat the Parisians who believe in Gargantua as ignorant simpletons and superstitious idiots, with whom are intermixed a few hypocrites, who pretend to believe in Gargantua, in order to obtain some convenient priorship in the abbey of Thélême.
Walter Baldocke, a canon sometime in Dunstable, and by king Richard promoted to the priorship of Laund.
 At least during the time of William Charteys priorship.
Refusing the abbacy of St. Etienne, Caen, and the grand-priorship of
In the case of convents in university towns, especially Paris and the Roman Curia (Avignon, afterwards Rome) the nomination belonged to the general or the general chapter; and there appears to have been an unwritten law that at Cambridge, Louvain, and other universities the priorship should be filled by the bachelor who in the course of the year was to take his degree as Master in Divinity.
Alessandro Ceva, in the midst of his ministrations in the afflicted city, was called away to assume the priorship of the monastery of San Vito at Milan, and we find him writing from this place in 1599 to the Archbishop of Turin, begging him to ask Charles Emmanuel, Duke of Savoy, to make a solemn vow to God to found a Camaldolese hermitage, that the plague might be arrested.
He resigned the priorship of Toledo at the command of Philip III who desired his presence at Madrid.
Calabrian house where St. Bruno had died; nine more were founded during his twenty-seven years 'priorship.
During his priorship, the citizens were divided into two factions called the Neri and Bianchi, as bitterly opposed to each other as both had been to the Ghibellines.
Luis was advanced to one of the highest dignities of the Order, being invested by the Grand Master with the priorship of the kingdom of