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Black Friar

noun
1.
a Dominican friar: so called from the distinctive black mantle worn by the order.
Origin of Black Friar
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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  • He admitted that he was a priest, eighteen years in orders, and sometime a Black Friar professed.

    For the Master's Sake Emily Sarah Holt
  • The Black Friar, on the contrary, led Agnes out of herself altogether.

    For the Master's Sake Emily Sarah Holt
  • "It's sometimes called the Black Friar's well," continued Githa, still acting as guide.

  • “This is scarce what we looked for, sweet-heart,” said the Black Friar.

    For the Master's Sake Emily Sarah Holt
  • A smile—which was sad, not mirthful—parted the grave lips of the Black Friar.

    For the Master's Sake Emily Sarah Holt
  • The grim figure of a Black Friar was directing the harvest of a sea of golden-yellow wheat.

    The Victim Thomas Dixon
  • The Black Friar knelt beside the dying one, and drawing an ivory crucifix from his habit held it to Mendoza's face.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for Black Friar

Black Friar

noun
1.
a Dominican friar
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Word Origin and History for Black Friar

black friar

n.

"Dominican," c.1500, so called from the color of their dress.

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