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Domingo de Guzman
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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DOMINICAN, a. or n. The Dominicans, or Dominican Friars, are an order of religious or monks, called also Jacobins, or Predicants, preaching friars; an order founded about the year 1215.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of or relating to or characteristic of the Dominican Republic or its people; "the Dominican population"
2: of or relating to Saint Dominic or the Dominican order; "Dominican monks" n
1: a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order [syn: Dominican, Black Friar, Blackfriar, friar preacher]
2: a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Saint Dominic Date: 1534 a member of a mendicant order of friars founded by St. Dominic in 1215 and dedicated especially to preaching • Dominican adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 of or relating to St Dominic or the order of preaching friars which he founded in 1215-16. 2 of or relating to either of the two orders of female religious founded on Dominican principles. --n. a Dominican friar, nun, or sister (see also Black Friar). Etymology: med.L Dominicanus f. Dominicus L name of Domingo de Guzmán (St Dominic)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Predicant, jacobin, black friar, preaching friar, frère prêcheur.

Moby Thesaurus

Augustinian, Augustinian Hermit, Austin Friar, Benedictine, Bernardine, Black Friar, Black Monk, Bonhomme, Brigittine, Capuchin, Carmelite, Carthusian, Cistercian, Cluniac, Conventual, Crossed Friar, Crutched Friar, Franciscan, Friar Minor, Gilbertine, Gray Friar, Hospitaler, Jesuit, Loyolite, Marist, Maryknoll, Minorite, Observant, Oratorian, Premonstratensian, Recollect, Recollet, Redemptorist, Templar, Trappist, White Friar, begging hermit, preaching friar

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