Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to St. Dominic or the Dominicans.
  • Noting certain South American tanagers of the genus Paroaria, as P. cucullata, of dark-gray color with a pointed scarlet crest.
  • noun One of an order of mendicant friars instituted by the Spaniard Domingo de Guzman in Languedoc in France, and confirmed by the pope in 1216.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to St. Dominic (Dominic de Guzman), or to the religious communities named from him.
  • adjective an order of nuns founded by St. Dominic, and chiefly employed in teaching.
  • adjective the third order of St. Dominic. See Tertiary.
  • proper noun (Eccl. Hist.) One of an order of mendicant monks founded by Dominic de Guzman, in 1215. A province of the order was established in England in 1221. The first foundation in the United States was made in 1807. The Master of the Sacred Palace at Rome is always a Dominican friar. The Dominicans are called also preaching friars, friars preachers, black friars (from their black cloak), brothers of St. Mary, and in France, Jacobins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person from the Commonwealth of Dominica or of its descent.
  • noun A person from the Dominican Republic or of its descent.
  • noun A member of the religious order founded by St. Dominic.
  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Dominica, or its people.
  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to the Dominican Republic, or its people.
  • adjective Of or belonging to the Dominican religious order.

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

  • adjective of or relating to Saint Dominic or the Dominican order
  • noun a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
  • noun a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the Dominican Republic or its people

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