Definition of subprior in English:

subprior

noun

  • A prior's assistant and deputy.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Ayenbite of Inwyt. From post-classical Latin subprior, variant of supprior supprior. Compare Middle French subprieur, Spanish subprior. Compare sous-prior and its French etymon.

Pronunciation

subprior

/ˈsʌbˌprʌɪə/