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Meaning of DOMINICAN

Pronunciation:  du'minukun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
  2. [adj]  of or relating to Saint Dominic or the Dominican order; "Dominican monks"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of the Dominican Republic or its people; "the Dominican population"

DOMINICAN is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: Black Friar, Blackfriar
 See Also: friar, Girolamo Savonarola, mendicant, Roman Catholic, Savonarola



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Do*min"i*can\, a. [NL. Dominicanus, fr. Dominicus,
    Dominic, the founder: cf. F. Dominicain.]
    Of or pertaining to St. Dominic (Dominic de Guzman), or to
    the religions communities named from him.
    {Dominican nuns}, an order of nuns founded by St. Dominic,
       and chiefly employed in teaching.
    {Dominican tertiaries} (the third order of St. Dominic). See
  2. \Do*min"i*can\, n. (Eccl. Hist.)
    One of an order of mendicant monks founded by Dominic de
    Guzman, in 1215. A province of the order was established in
    England in 1221. The first foundation in the United States
    was made in 1807. The Master of the Sacred Palace at Rome is
    always a Dominican friar. The Dominicans are called also
    {preaching friars}, {friars preachers}, {black friars} (from
    their black cloak), {brothers of St. Mary}, and in France,
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