Prior

Prior is an ecclesiastical title, derived from the Latin adjective for `earlier, first`, with several notable uses. ==Monastic superiors== A Prior (or Prioress for nuns) is a monastic superior, usually lower in rank than an Abbot or Abbess. In the Rule of St. Benedict the term prior occurs several times, but does not signify any particular super.....
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Prior

• (a.) First, precedent, or superior in the order of cognition, reason or generality, origin, development, rank, etc. • (a.) Preceding in the order of time; former; antecedent; anterior; previous; as, a prior discovery; prior obligation; -- used elliptically in cases like the following: he lived alone [in the time] prior to his marriage. ...
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Prior

-derived from the Latin for `earlier, first`, (or prioress for nuns) is an ecclesiastical title for a superior, usually lower in rank than an abbot or abbess. Its earlier generic usage referred to any monastic superior. c/f Abbot above
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prior

noun the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot
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Prior

[brand] Prior is a brand name used by Nortura on its eggs and white meat (mainly chicken, hen and turkey). The brand dates back to 1977 when Norsk Eggcentral rebranded Sol-egg to Prior. The brand was owned by Prior Norge until 2006 when it merged with Gilde Norsk Kjøtt to form Nortura. ...
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Prior

[Origin] Clubs and societies in Scotland. ...
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Prior

Pri'or adjective [ Latin prior former, previous, better, superior; compar. corresponding to primus first, and pro for. See Former , and confer Prime , adjective , and Pre- , Pro- .] Preceding in the order of time; former; antec...
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Prior

Pri'or noun [ Middle English priour , Old French priour , prior , priur , French prieur , from Latin prior former, superior. See Prior , adjective ] (Eccl.) The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity. ...
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Prior

From the Latin prior, i.e. the first. In some communities it is the name given to the head of the community
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prior

prior 1. Earlier in time or sequence; such as, a prior engagement. 2. More important or basic. 3. Before someone or something in time. 4. An officer in a monastery of a rank below an abbot. 5. A man who is superior in some religious communities. 6. A senior magistrate in some medieval Italian republics; especially, in Florence.
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Prior

Prior is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Prior

The man in charge of a priory.
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prior

The red variety (also FR 484-87 r) is a new breed between ( Joannes Seyve 23-416 x Pinot Noir Pinot Noir ) x ( Merzling x ( Zarya Severa x St. Laurent )). This is also stated in the form Freiburg 4-61 x Freiburg 236-75 r or even Bronner. For from the father's sort went later by selection the variety Bronner out. The numerous varieties involved, whi...
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prior

The superior of a priory, and next below an abbot in dignity. Conventical, or Conventual, prior, a prior who is at the head of his own house. See the Note under Priory. Claustral prior, an official next in rank to the abbot in a monastery; prior of the cloisters. ... Origin: OE. Priour, OF. Priour, prior, priur, F. Prieur, from L. Prior former, sup...
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prior

[n] - the head of a religious order
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