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Dominican1

[duh-min-i-kuh n]
adjective
  1. of or relating to St. Dominic or the Dominicans.
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noun
  1. a member of one of the mendicant religious orders founded by St. Dominic; Black Friar.
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Origin of Dominican1

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

Dominican2

[duh-min-i-kuh n for 1, 3; dom-uh-nee-kuh n, duh-min-i- for 2, 4]
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Dominican Republic.
  2. of or relating to the Commonwealth of Dominica.
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic.
  2. a native or inhabitant of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
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Origin of Dominican2

< Spanish dominicano; (defs 2, 4) Dominic(a) + -an
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Dominican1

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
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Saint Dominic or the Dominican order
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Dominican2

adjective
  1. of or relating to the Dominican Republic or Dominica
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic or Dominica
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Word Origin and History for dominican

Dominican

1

"Black friar," 1630s, from Latin form of the name of Domingo de Guzman (Santo Domingo), founder of the order of preaching friars. His name, like Italian form Dominic, is from Latin dominicus "pertaining to a lord."

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Dominican

2

"native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic," 1853, from the Caribbean island of Dominica, home of the nation, so named 1493, from Latin (dies) dominica "Sunday," the day of the week on which the island was discovered.

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