Definition of priorate in US English:

priorate

noun

  • See prior

    • ‘He painted it in the year of our Lord 1413, in the month of February, during the time of Matthew's priorate of this monastery.’
    • ‘Their organization was strictly hierarchical, into priorates, then bailiwicks and lastly commanderies.’

Pronunciation

priorate

/ˈprīərət//ˈpraɪərət/