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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms.

Usage examples (28)
  • (The "bad Spanish friar" is a standard villain in our patriotic literature.)
  • Br. Benedict Joseph was solemnly professed as a Capuchin friar on September 1, 1955.
  • A friar is a member of one of the mendicant orders.
  • "The friar is the gentleman standing on one foot at your right," Hood answered. for more
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  • The fat "friar" (a monk) cooked up a "fryer" (a young chicken) for dinner in the monastery that evening.
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