Definition of Black Friar in English:
A Dominican friar.
- It is generally thought that a group of monks or priests known as the Black Friars had charge of the ancient church in the centre of this cemetery in former times.
- Known as the Order of Preachers the Dominicans wore a black mantel over a white habit which earned them the name of the Black Friars.
- The Black Friars were said to have arrived in Yarmouth in 1267.
Early 16th century: so named because of the color of the order's habit.
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