from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Knight Templar.
- n. A lawyer or student of law having chambers in the Temple in London.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of the Knights Templar
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a religious and military order first established at Jerusalem, in the early part of the 12th century, for the protection of pilgrims and of the Holy Sepulcher. These Knights Templars, or Knights of the Temple, were so named because they occupied an apartment of the palace of Bladwin II. in Jerusalem, near the Temple.
- n. A student of law, so called from having apartments in the Temple at London, the original buildings having belonged to the Knights Templars. See Inner Temple, and Middle Temple, under Temple.
- n. One belonged to a certain order or degree among the Freemasons, called Knights Templars. Also, one of an order among temperance men, styled Good Templars.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a temple.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [capitalized] A member of a military order, also called Knights Templars or Knight's of the Temple, from the early headquarters of the order in the Crusaders' palace at Jerusalem (the so-called temple of Solomon).
- n. A student of the law, or a lawyer, so called from having chambers in the Temple in London. See temple, 5.
- n. See knight.
- Of, pertaining to, or performed in a temple.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a knight of a religious military order established in 1118 to protect pilgrims and the Holy Sepulcher
Middle English templer, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin templārius, from Latin templum, temple; see temple1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French templier, from Medieval Latin templarius, from Latin templum ("temple"). (Wiktionary)