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Definition of friar:

  1. A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: ( a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans. ( b) Augustines. ( c) Dominicans or Black Friars. ( d) White Friars or Carmelites.
  2. A white or pale patch on a printed page.
  3. An American fish; the silversides.


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