Similar in design to a monastery. Unlike monks, who were often tied to their monasteries, friars were not tied to their friaries and usually traveled.
Related term(s): Monastery; Friar; Mendicant; Monastic; Monk; Secular
Category: Western Christianity
Last modified: 02.08.05
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 207.
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