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dominican


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dominican  \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 
  {Tertiary}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dominican  \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, 
  {Jacobins}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Dominican 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  the  Dominican 
  Republic  or  its  people;  "the  Dominican  population" 
  [syn:  {Dominican}] 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  Saint  Dominic  or  the  Dominican  order 
  "Dominican  monks"  [syn:  {Dominican}] 
  n  :  a  Catholic  friar  wearing  the  black  mantle  of  the  Dominican 
  order  [syn:  {Black  Friar},  {Blackfriar},  {Dominican}] 




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