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From Latin frater (brother) + -y. Compare Italian frateria (a brotherhood of monks). See friar.


fratery (plural frateries)

  1. A frater house; an apartment in a convent used as a dining room.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “fratery” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)