from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A monastery of friars.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A convent of friars; a monastery.
  • noun The system of forming into brotherhoods of friars; the practices of friars; monkery.
  • Pertaining to friars, or to a friary: as, “a friary cowl,”

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

  • noun A monastery; a convent of friars.
  • noun The institution or practices of friars.
  • adjective obsolete Like a friar; pertaining to friars or to a convent.

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

  • noun house or dwelling where friars or members of certain religious communities live

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

  • noun a monastery of friars


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From friar, brother in a religious order, from Latin frater, brother, from Proto-Indo-European



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