- A member of the Roman Catholic order of preaching friars founded by St Dominic, or of a religious order for women founded on similar principles .More example sentences
- Orders of monks and nuns multiplied over the years: Benedictines, Dominicans, Cistercians, Augustinians, Carmelites and others.
- Furthermore, the universities quickly became a locus of conflict between the regular clergy and the newer mendicant orders, especially the Dominicans and the Franciscans.
- Inglis emphasizes the importance of the Dominican preaching mission against Cathar dualism to Aquinas's treatment of the doctrines of creation, divine providence, and human virtue.
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- Relating to St Dominic or the Dominicans.More example sentences
- Mary Catharine is a cloistered Dominican nun of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, Summit, New Jersey.
- Bartolome de Las Casas, a Dominican missionary, and Gines de Sepulveda, the royal historian, argued for five days before Philip II.
- Another person who urged him to act publicly was the Dominican student chaplain in Berlin.
late 16th century: from medieval Latin Dominicanus, from Dominicus, the Latin name of Domingo de Guzmán (see Dominic, St).
- Relating to the Dominican Republic or its people.More example sentences
- In 1838 a small group of Spanish-speaking Dominican intellectuals from Santo Domingo organized a secret society called La Trinitaria to overthrow the Haitian rule.
- ‘I was astounded,’ he said from his home in the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo.
- After weeks of heavy rains, a downpour pounded the Dominican and Haitian island of Hispaniola.
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- A native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic.More example sentences
- Although 93 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, many Dominicans do not attend church regularly.
- For example, the Tourism Secretariat in the Dominican Republic reported in 1985 that 20 percent of all visitors to the island from abroad were Dominicans who had previously emigrated.
- Authorities estimate 200,000 Dominicans live on the island of 4 million.
from Spanish Dominicana, influenced by Santo Domingo.
- Relating to the island of Dominica or its people.More example sentences
- The future of the Dominican state-run National Commercial Bank generated a rowdy debate in the island's Parliament on Tuesday.
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- A native or inhabitant of the island of Dominica.More example sentences
- Native Dominicans are now being trained as clergy, but practitioners of the formal religions, particularly Catholic priests and nuns, have generally been foreigners.
- Though the island is often referred to as ‘sleepy’, Dominicans have shown themselves to be go-getting, converting three-quarters of their production to Fair Trade.