Dominican

Definition of Dominican

Do`min´i`can
prop. a.1.Of or pertaining to St. Dominic (Dominic de Guzman), or to the religious 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.
prop. n.1.(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.

Related Words

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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