There are 3 definitions of Dominican in English:

Dominican1

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Pronunciation: /dəˈmɪnɪk(ə)n
 
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noun

  • 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 .
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

late 16th century: from medieval Latin Dominicanus, from Dominicus, the Latin name of Domingo de Guzmán (see Dominic, St).

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There are 3 definitions of Dominican in English:

Dominican2

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Pronunciation: /dəˈmɪnɪk(ə)n
 
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adjective

  • Relating to the Dominican Republic or its people.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

from Spanish Dominicana, influenced by Santo Domingo.

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Dominican3

Line breaks: Do¦min|ic¦an
Pronunciation: /ˌdɒmɪˈniːk(ə)n
 
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adjective

  • Relating to the island of Dominica or its people.
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    • The future of the Dominican state-run National Commercial Bank generated a rowdy debate in the island's Parliament on Tuesday.

noun

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  • A native or inhabitant of the island of Dominica.
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    • 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.

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