Origin of friarMiddle English frer, frier from Old French frere from Classical Latin frater, brother
The definition of a friar is a male member of a charitable Roman Catholic order such as the Augustinians, Carmelites, Dominicans and Franciscans.
A male Dominican priest is an example of a friar.
A member of a usually mendicant Roman Catholic order.
Origin of friarMiddle English frere from Old French from Latin frāter brother ; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots.
- A brother Robert, the friar, was a Vermont citizen.
- He accompanied the mission under Friar Ascelin, sent by Pope Innocent IV.
- The Quiche Popol Vuh, or "Book of History," which was translated into Spanish by the Dominican friar Ximenes, and edited with a French version by Brasseur de Bourbourg, is an important document for students of the local myths.
- Antonio Andrada, in 1624, was the first European to enter Tibet since the visit of Friar Odoric in 1325.
- On his return to Dundee in 1514 he received instruction in the Reformed faith from Friar Hewat, a Dominican monk.