Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • The literary Templar is not anything like the guy in the TV show.

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    'The Last Templar' is 'Code' for a TV knockoff

  • In the end, Templar is done in by being both too late and too long.

    'The Last Templar' is 'Code' for a TV knockoff

  • There were dealings with the Lambrosa, and now Nareth has been given a haven in the cathedral, and a shiny new collar studded with rubies to let everyone know that a Sabbat Templar is her Master.

    "...screaming like this in the hope of the secrecy..."

  • “We believed at first that it referred to the Templar,” Macomber said.

    Hellgate London Covenant

  • The highest of the secret grades is Knight Beneficent of the Holy City Chevalier Bienfaisant de la Cité Sainte, or CBCS143—a euphemism for Templar, while the Holy City is Jerusalem or Zion/Sion.

    The Sion Revelation

  • And it was one of the Hautpouls—Jean-Marie-Alexandré—who was instrumental in the creation of the Rectified Scottish Rite grade of the Chevalier Bienfaisant de la Cité Sainte, the euphemism for Templar, in 177817.

    The Templar Revelation

  • One was a yellow Dan Lambert, the son of a small shopkeeper, who was returning -- dubbed a 'Templar' -- from the Land of

    To The Gold Coast for Gold, Vol. II A Personal Narrative

  • And what say we hypothesize a bit – let’s suppose that Bush, as a member of Skull and Bones, the Yale secret society, believes that the Ark of the Covenant, long sought by the Knights Templar, is housed somewhere either in Palestine or in the Sudan, Egypt, or Ethiopia.

    Think Progress » Judith Miller discovered new notes

  • The training I had as a Templar was a mere fragment of the whole, a carefully controlled sample of what lay beneath.

    Queen of Blades

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