The definition of a friar is a male member of a charitable Roman Catholic order such as the Augustinians, Carmelites, Dominicans and Franciscans.(noun)
A male Dominican priest is an example of a friar.
See friar in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME frer, frier < OFr frere < L frater, brother
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noun Abbr. Fr.
Origin: Middle English frere
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin frāter, brother; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots.
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