Definition of Grey Friar in English:
A Franciscan friar.
- It would perhaps be difficult to overrate the influence of the Grey Friars, particularly in the fourteenth century.
- They wore a gray tunic with a white cord at the waist; hence, their English name Grey Friars.
- The Grey Friars, of the order of St Frances of Assisi, first came to the town in 1233.
Middle English: so named because of the colour of the order's habit.
Definition of Grey Friar in:
- US English dictionary
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