frater

1 [frey-ter]
noun
1.
a brother, as in a religious or fraternal order; comrade.
2.
a member of a college or university fraternity.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin frāter brother

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frater

2 [frey-ter]
noun Ecclesiastical History Obsolete.
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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frater1 (ˈfreɪtə)
 
n
a mendicant friar or a lay brother in a monastery or priory
 
[C16: from Latin: brother]

frater2 (ˈfreɪtə)
 
n
archaic a refectory
 
[C13: from Old French fraiteur, aphetic variant of refreitor, from Late Latin rēfectōriumrefectory]

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