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  • n. Alternative spelling of black friar.


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  • into the deepfriar with you!

    March 2, 2016

  • The Dominican habit is black and white. The Franciscan habit was originally the color of the humblest cloth of the day, which at first was grey. Later it was brown and there tradtion has frozen the costume. Thus Greyfriars, Oxford (,_Oxford) is a Franciscan institution although the members of that order dress in brown.

    March 1, 2016

  • You're welcome, antenna ears.

    March 1, 2016

  • Nice answer biiby.

    March 1, 2016

  • Looks like black = Dominican and grey = Franciscan.

    March 1, 2016

  • I've also come across grey friars. Anyone know the difference?

    March 1, 2016