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  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}. 




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