friar definition

  • noun:
    • a part of a usually mendicant Roman Catholic purchase.
    • a part of certain Christian requests for instance the Augustinians, Carmelites (white friars), Franciscans (gray friars) or the Dominicans (black friars).
    • A brother or member of any religious purchase, but particularly of 1 regarding the four mendicant requests, viz: (a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans. (b) Augustines. (c) Dominicans or Ebony Friars. (d) White Friars or Carmelites. See these brands inside Vocabulary.
    • A white or pale spot on a printed page.
    • An American fish; the silversides.
    • when you look at the Roman Catholic Church, a member of 1 associated with the mendicant monastic sales.
    • In printing, a gray or indistinct spot or plot in publications, usually produced by imperfect inking: distinguished from monk.
    • An Irish title of angler, Lophius piscatorius.
    • A fish associated with household Atherinid√¶.
    • The friar-bird or leatherhead. See friarbird.
    • a tiny flake of light-colored sediment floating in wine.
    • a male person in a religious purchase that originally relied entirely on alms

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