preceptory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mediaeval Latin praeceptoria, noun use of the feminine of praeceptorius ‘commanding’.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

preceptory (plural preceptories)

  1. A community of the Knights Templar, or the physical buildings or estate of such a community.
    • 1819: “The most petty baron may arrest, try, and condemn a witch found within his own domain. And shall that power be denied to the Grand Master of the Temple within a preceptory of his Order?” — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

Adjective[edit]

preceptory (not comparable)

  1. preceptive
    • Anderson (1573)
      A law preceptory.