Definition of friar in English:
A member of any of certain religious orders of men, especially the four mendicant orders (Augustinians, Carmelites, Dominicans, and Franciscans).
- In the 1200's, members of new religious orders, called friars, began to work among the people.
- Michael Robson analyzes the preaching and service of Dominican and Franciscan friars.
- At the height of the indulgence sale, Martin Luther, an Augustinian friar from Germany, traveled to Rome and was shocked by what he saw.
Dominican, Black Friar, Carmelite, White Friar, Franciscan, Friar Minor, Grey Friar, Minorite, Augustinian, Augustine, Austin Friar, Crutched Friar, Capuchin, Servite
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