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Dominican

1
[ duh-min-i-kuhn ]
/ dəˈmɪn ɪ kən /
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adjective

of or relating to St. Dominic or the Dominicans.

noun

a member of one of the mendicant religious orders founded by St. Dominic; Black Friar.

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Origin of Dominican

1
1625–35; Dominic- (stem of Dominicus Latinized form of Domingo de Guzman, founder of the order) + -an

Definition for Dominican (2 of 2)

Dominican2
[ duh-min-i-kuhn for 1, 3; dom-uh-nee-kuhn, duh-min-i- for 2, 4 ]
/ dəˈmɪn ɪ kən for 1, 3; ˌdɒm əˈni kən, dəˈmɪn ɪ- for 2, 4 /

adjective

of or relating to the Dominican Republic.
of or relating to the Commonwealth of Dominica.

noun

a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic.
a native or inhabitant of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Origin of Dominican

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<Spanish dominicano;(defs. 2, 4) Dominic(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Dominican (1 of 2)

Dominican1
/ (dəˈmɪnɪkən) /

noun

  1. a member of an order of preaching friars founded by Saint Dominic in 1215; a Blackfriar
  2. a nun of one of the orders founded under the patronage of Saint Dominic

adjective

of or relating to Saint Dominic or the Dominican order

British Dictionary definitions for Dominican (2 of 2)

Dominican2
/ (dəˈmɪnɪkən) /

adjective

of or relating to the Dominican Republic or Dominica

noun

a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic or Dominica
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