Latin definition for: prior, prioris


  • declension: 3rd declension
  • gender: masculine


  1. (later) second in dignity to abbot/head of priory, prior
  2. superior/elder monk
  • Age: Latin not in use in Classical times (6-10th centuries) Christian
  • Area: Ecclesiastic, Biblical, Religious
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: For Dictionary, in top 10,000 words
  • Source: C.H. Beeson, “A Primer of Medieval Latin”, 1925 (Bee)

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