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- Dominic, Saint 1170?-1221. Spanish-born priest who preached against the Albigensian heresy and founded the Dominican order of friars (1216).
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- proper n. A male given name, best known for the Spanish saint who founded the Dominican order.
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- n. (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
Late Latin Dominicus, derived from dominus "lord". (Wiktionary)