Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A friar of the Dominican order, so named becaise wearing wearing the black mantle of the Dominicans; -- called also predicant and preaching friar; in France, Jacobin. Also, sometimes, a Benedictine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A friar of the Dominican order.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
  • n. a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order

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Examples

  • A long time ago, at the Black Friar in London, Danny Pearl told me that I should one day write this book.

    The House at Sugar Beach

  • There was an odd smell in the passage, as if the concentrated essence of all the dinners that had been cooked in the kitchen since the house was built, lingered at the top of the kitchen stairs to that hour, and like the Black Friar in Don Juan,

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Hamelton was in the fire, heard him to cite and appeal the Black Friar called Campbell, that accused him, to appear before the high God, as general Judge of all men, to answer to the innocency of his death, and whether his accusation was just or not, between that and a certain day of the next month, which he then named.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • "Child!" asked the Black Friar, "did Christ die for thee against His will?"

    For the Master's Sake A Story of the Days of Queen Mary

  • There was an odd smell in the passage, as if the concentrated essence of all the dinners that had been cooked in the kitchen since the house was built, lingered at the top of the kitchen stairs to that hour, and like the Black Friar in Don Juan, 'wouldn't be driven away.'

    Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Then head down to McKinney - Black Friar, Gingerman, and maybe some others, though if they like beer those two could be a whole night, with the possibility of good music.

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  • "And look you, I met, an half-hour gone, with the Black Friar that preached at the Cross th 'other morrow; and he saw my horn-book, and asked at me if I knew the same.

    For the Master's Sake A Story of the Days of Queen Mary

  • "I have fallen to think much of late," said the Black Friar, "of one word of His, -- assuredly not to pass away, nor be forgotten -- ` Whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in Heaven. '

    For the Master's Sake A Story of the Days of Queen Mary

  • "It was," comments Moore (_Life_, p. 262, note 1), "if I mistake not, during his recent visit to Newstead, that he himself actually fancied he saw the ghost of the Black Friar, which was supposed to have haunted the

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 6

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