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SUBPRIOR

The appointed assistant to the prior of a monastery. He is the second superior in a priory, and the third in an abbey. a subprioress has the corresponding role and ramk among nuns.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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