Definition of dominican:
- Of or pertaining to St. Dominic ( Dominic de Guzman), or to the religions communities named from him.
- 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.
black friar, friar preacher, Blackfriar.
Besides these, if he was still among the living, the philosophical Strode in his Dominican habit, on a visit to London from one of his monasteries; or- more probably- the youthful Lydgate, not yet a Benedictine monk, but pausing, on his return from his travels in divers lands, to sit awhile, as it were, at the feet of the master in whose poetic example he took pride; the courtly Scogan; and Occleve, already learned, who was to cherish the memory of Chaucer's outward features as well as of his fruitful intellect:- all these may in his closing days have gathered around their friend; and perhaps one or the other may have been present to close the watchful eyes for ever.- "Chaucer", Adolphus William Ward.
- "Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories", Ouida.
- "Cruise and Captures of the Alabama", Albert M. Goodrich.