Definition of Black friar

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

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



Definition of Black friar

1. Noun. A member of the religious order of the Dominicans. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Black friar

1. A friar of the Dominican order; called also predicant and preaching friar; in France, Jacobin. Also, sometimes, a Benedictine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Friar

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black friar (current term)
black friars
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black guillemots
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Literary usage of Black friar

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1. The Popular History of England: An Illustrated History of Society and by Charles Knight (1856)
"But amidst all these external indications of a power which it might be supposed would never die, there was a growing conviction Dominican, or black friar. ..."

2. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"black friar». A mendicant order, called from their habit, BF in England ; in France, Jacobins, as living in Rue St. Jacques ; Preaching F., ..."

3. Palms of Papyrus: Being Forthright Studies of Men and Books, with Some Pages by Michael Monahan (1909)
"Beware! beware! of the black friar Who sitteth by Norman stone, For he mutters his prayer in the midnight air, And his mass of the days that are gone. ..."

4. The Popular History of England: An Illustrated History of Society and by Charles Knight (1856)
"But amidst all these external indications of a power which it might be supposed would never die, there was a growing conviction Dominican, or black friar. ..."

5. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"black friar». A mendicant order, called from their habit, BF in England ; in France, Jacobins, as living in Rue St. Jacques ; Preaching F., ..."

6. The Battle Abbey Roll: With Some Account of the Norman Lineages by Battle Abbey (1889)
"... over which the vengeful black friar held ghostly sway; " And whether for good, or whether for ill, It is not mine to say ; But still with the house of ..."

7. Palms of Papyrus: Being Forthright Studies of Men and Books, with Some Pages by Michael Monahan (1909)
"Beware! beware! of the black friar Who sitteth by Norman stone, For he mutters his prayer in the midnight air, And his mass of the days that are gone. ..."

8. The Battle Abbey Roll: With Some Account of the Norman Lineages by Battle Abbey (1889)
"... over which the vengeful black friar held ghostly sway; " And whether for good, or whether for ill, It is not mine to say ; But still with the house of ..."

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