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frater1

[frey-ter] /ˈfreɪ tər/
noun
1.
a brother, as in a religious or fraternal order; comrade.
2.
a member of a college or university fraternity.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin frāter brother

frater2

[frey-ter] /ˈfreɪ tər/
noun, Ecclesiastical History Obsolete
1.
the refectory of a religious house.
Also, fratry.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English frater, freitour < Old French fraitur, short for refreitor < Late Latin rēfectōrium refectory
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  • frater then became nervous and decided he needed to leave the country.
British Dictionary definitions for frater

frater1

/ˈfreɪtə/
noun
1.
a mendicant friar or a lay brother in a monastery or priory
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: brother

frater2

/ˈfreɪtə/
noun
1.
(archaic) a refectory
Word Origin
C13: from Old French fraiteur, aphetic variant of refreitor, from Late Latin rēfectōriumrefectory
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