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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Roman Catholic Church Used as a title for an Italian monk or friar; brother.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a title for a Roman Catholic monk or friar; equivalent to Brother

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Fro.
  • n. Brother; -- a title of a monk or friar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as fro.
  • n. An abbreviation of Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.
  • An abbreviation of Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Etymologies

Italian, short for frate, brother, from Latin frāter; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortened form of Italian frate, 'monk' (Wiktionary)

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