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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Black′ Fri′ar(n.)

  1. a Dominican friar.

Origin of Black Friar:

1400–50; from the order's black cloak

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dominican, Black Friar, Blackfriar, friar preacher(noun)

    a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order


  1. black friar(Noun)

    A member of the religious order of the Dominicans.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Black friar

    a friar of the Dominican order; -- called also predicant and preaching friar; in France, Jacobin. Also, sometimes, a Benedictine


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