Friar

A friar, or occasionally fray, is a man who is a member of a mendicant Christian religious order. `Fray` is sometimes used in former Spanish colonies such as the Philippines or the American Southwest as a title, such as in Fray Juan de Torquemada. ==Friars and monks== Friars are different from monks in that they are called to live the evangelica.....
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Friar

• (n.) A white or pale patch on a printed page. • (n.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: (a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans. (b) Augustines. (c) Dominicans or Black Friars. (d) White Friars or Carmelites. See these names in the Vocabulary. • (n.) An American fish...
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friar

(from Latin frater through French frère, `brother`), one belonging to a Roman Catholic religious order of mendicants. Formerly, friar was the title ... [6 related articles]
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friar

1. A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: (a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans. (b) Augustines. (c) Dominicans or Black Friars. (d) White Friars or Carmelites. See these names in the Vocabulary. ... 2. A white or pale patch on a printed page. ... 3. <zoology> An American fish; t...
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Friar

Fri'ar noun [ OR. frere , French frère brother, friar , from Latin frater brother. See Brother .] 1. (R. C. Ch.) A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: (a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franc...
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Friar

a member of a community that relies on charity, such as the Dominicans, Franciscans or Carmelites. They live a rule of communal poverty, living primarily from the freewill offerings of the faithful, engage in various forms of pastoral ministry, and belong to a religious order that is a wider community beyond the local house, in contrast to a monast...
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Friar

A member of the mendicant orders of Roman Catholicism (Reid et al. 1990
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friar

A monk of any order, but originally the title of members of the mendicant (begging) orders, the chief of which were the Franciscans or Minors (Grey...
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Friar

Friar is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Friar

Friar is printers slang for a part of the sheet which has failed to receive the ink, and is blank - the opposite fault to a monk.
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friar

friar [Lat. frater=brother], member of certain Roman Catholic religious orders, notably, the Dominicans, Franciscans, Carmelites, and Augustinians. Although a general form of address in the New Testament, since the 13th cent. it has been used to describe members of orders forbidden to hold property....
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friar

[n] - a male religious of an order of mendicant preachers of the gospel
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