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Meaning of BLACK FRIAR

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
 
 Synonyms: Blackfriar, Dominican
 
 See Also: friar, Girolamo Savonarola, mendicant, Roman Catholic, Savonarola

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Black" fri`ar\ (Eccl.)
A friar of the Dominican order; -- called also {predicant}
and {preaching friar}; in France, {Jacobin}. Also, sometimes,
a Benedictine.

 

 

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