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ABBEY, abbatia, is a society of religious persons, having an abbot or abbess to preside over them. Formerly some of the most considerable abbots and priors in England had seats and votes in the house of lords. The prior of St. John's of Jerusalem, was styled the first baron of England, in respect to the lay barons, but he was the last of the spiritual barons.

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So I made a point to stop at a market and bought fruits and vegetables to make offering on her behalf at the first nunnery that we would be visiting.
Nunnery Farm at Westwood Park, Droitwich, an imaginative conversion in 15 acres with separate annexe and barn, guide price pounds 890,000
Excavation work will be carried out in the medieval Bondington area of Berwick on the site of a 12th century nunnery.
When Canute came to the throne he rebuilt many religious houses which he had earlier sacked, including Coventry's nunnery.
An hour later a woman was arrested in Nunnery Avenue on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.
The football club had planned to help finance the relocation by including a B&Q store as an integral part of the scheme in Nunnery Way but although inspector Clive Richardson endorsed a change of use for a sports stadium in the Local Plan, he disagreed with local planning officials' 'in-principle' support for the associated retail development.
Palmo and Getsulma Tenzin Youdon from LNA and Getsulma Tenzin Lhadron, originally from Zanskar, who has been studying at Jamyoung Choling Nunnery in Dharamsala for the last 12 years, and myself.
Fellow Nunnery stallions Nashwan and Green Desert remain in good health.
Around the year 700 AD one of the re-known sisters of Barking, called Osburga (Osbur) founded a nunnery in Coventry, which was then a small settlement.
First, the Epcot ``Patriotic Education'' Center could retrain the nuns at the Rakhor nunnery as ride operators.
Meanwhile Nunnery weaves in a sub-plot which sees Martha too having to search the swallowing darkness of her own life in a subtly shifting series of repetitious monologues that echo the themes of violence, circumstance and culpability that run through the Zimbabwean's testimony.
AS ONE of Liverpool's newest playwriting talents, Lizzie Nunnery is used to watching others recit her words.