Definition of Blackfriar

1. Noun. A Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order.

Exact synonyms: Black Friar, Dominican, Friar Preacher
Group relationships: Dominican Order
Generic synonyms: Friar, Mendicant
Specialized synonyms: Girolamo Savonarola, Savonarola



Definition of Blackfriar

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of black friar) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackfriar

blackfeet
blackfella
blackfellas
blackfeller
blackfellers
blackfellow
blackfellows
blackfin
blackfins
blackfish
blackfishes
blackflies
blackfly
blackfold
blackfoot daisy
blackfriar (current term)
blackfriars
blackguard
blackguarded
blackguarding
blackguardism
blackguardisms
blackguardly
blackguards
blackgum
blackgums
blackhander
blackhanders
blackhat
blackhats

Literary usage of Blackfriar

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1. The History of Glasgow by John M'Ure (1830)
"In the popish time it was call'd the blackfriar church, and went under that designation till it was ruin'd by a thunder-bolt in the year 1668* and now it is ..."

2. Old Dundee, Ecclesiastical, Burghal, and Social, Prior to the Reformation by Maxwell, Alexander, F.S.A. Scotland (1891)
"... ony skaith through down-taking of the blackfriar stanes, the same, ... done anent the disposition or selling of the blackfriar aisle suld nocht prejudge ..."

3. Glasghu Facies: A View of the City of Glasgow; Or, An Account of Its Origin by John M'Ure (1873)
"In the Popish time it was called the blackfriar Church, and went under that designation till it was ruined by a Thunder-bolt in the year 1688 [Oct. 29, ..."

4. The History of Glasgow by John M'Ure (1830)
"In the popish time it was call'd the blackfriar church, and went under that designation till it was ruin'd by a thunder-bolt in the year 1668* and now it is ..."

5. Old Dundee, Ecclesiastical, Burghal, and Social, Prior to the Reformation by Maxwell, Alexander, F.S.A. Scotland (1891)
"... ony skaith through down-taking of the blackfriar stanes, the same, ... done anent the disposition or selling of the blackfriar aisle suld nocht prejudge ..."

6. Glasghu Facies: A View of the City of Glasgow; Or, An Account of Its Origin by John M'Ure (1873)
"In the Popish time it was called the blackfriar Church, and went under that designation till it was ruined by a Thunder-bolt in the year 1688 [Oct. 29, ..."

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