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Dominican1

Line breaks: Do¦min|ic¦an
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 .
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.

adjective

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Relating to St Dominic or the Dominicans.
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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with Dominican

archdeacon, beacon, Costa Rican, deacon, Mohican, Mozambican, Puerto Rican, weaken

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Dominican2

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

Relating to the Dominican Republic or its people.
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.

noun

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A native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic.
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.

Origin

from Spanish Dominicana, influenced by Santo Domingo.

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Dominican3

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

adjective

Relating to the island of Dominica or its people.
Example sentences
  • 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.
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.

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