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noun (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 of his Order?" " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
Etymology: From mediaeval Latin praeceptoria, noun use of the feminine of praeceptorius "commanding".


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