Black Friar

Black Friar
a Dominican friar: so called from the distinctive black mantle worn by the order.
[1400-50; late ME]

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  • black friar — Dominican, c.1500, so called from the color of their dress …   Etymology dictionary

  • Black friar — Blackfriar Blackfriar, Black friar Black fri ar (Eccl.) A friar of the Dominican order, so named becaise wearing wearing the black mantle of the Dominicans; called also {predicant} and {preaching friar}; in France, {Jacobin}. Also, sometimes, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Black Friar — noun a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order • Syn: ↑Dominican, ↑Blackfriar, ↑friar preacher • Hypernyms: ↑friar, ↑mendicant • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Savonarola …   Useful english dictionary

  • Black Friar — noun a friar of the Dominican order (who wear black habits) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Black Friar — /blæk ˈfraɪə/ (say blak fruyuh) noun a Dominican friar (from the distinctive black mantle) …  

  • black friar — monk who belongs to the Dominican order who wears a black mantle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • black friar — noun A member of the religious order of the Dominicans …   Wiktionary

  • Black Friar — Common name for member of the Dominican Order, derived from the colour of their habit …   Medieval glossary

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