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White Friar

a Carmelite friar: so called from the distinctive white cloak worn by the order.
Origin of White Friar
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And here he saw before him, under the greatest tree, a man in a long white gown like a White Friar.

    1492 Mary Johnston
  • There was a White Friar at that time was known to have knowledge, and Cromwell sent word to him to come see him.

    The Kiltartan History Book Lady I. A. Gregory
British Dictionary definitions for White Friar

White Friar

a Carmelite friar, so called because of the white cloak that forms part of the habit of this order
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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