Templar

Templar

[tem-pler]
noun
1.
a member of a religious military order founded by Crusaders in Jerusalem about 1118, and suppressed in 1312.
2.
a barrister or other person occupying chambers in the Temple, London.
3.
a member of the Masonic order, Knights Templars.
Also called Knight Templar.


Origin:
1250–1300; < Medieval Latin templārius (see temple1, -ar2); replacing Middle English templer < Anglo-French (see -er2)

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Templar (ˈtɛmplə)
 
n
1.  a member of a military religious order (Knights of the Temple of Solomon) founded by Crusaders in Jerusalem around 1118 to defend the Holy Sepulchre and Christian pilgrims; suppressed in 1312
2.  (Brit) (sometimes not capital) a lawyer, esp a barrister, who lives or has chambers in the Inner or Middle Temple in London
 
[C13: from Medieval Latin templārius of the temple, from Latin templumtemple1; first applied to the knightly order because their house was near the site of the Temple of Solomon]

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Templar
late 13c., from Anglo-Fr. templer, O.Fr. templier (c.1200), from M.L. templaris (mid-12c.), member of the medieval religious/military order known as Knights Templars (c.1118-1312), so called because they had headquarters in a building near Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem.
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