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friar - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'friar' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Friar [ n.]
- A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: (a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans. (b) Augustines. (c) Dominicans or Black Friars. (d) White Friars or Carmelites. See these names in the Vocabulary.
- A white or pale patch on a printed page.
- An American fish; the silversides.