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Templar

[tem-pler]
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noun
  1. a member of a religious military order founded by Crusaders in Jerusalem about 1118, and suppressed in 1312.
  2. a barrister or other person occupying chambers in the Temple, London.
  3. a member of the Masonic order, Knights Templars.
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Origin of Templar

1250–1300; < Medieval Latin templārius (see temple1, -ar2); replacing Middle English templer < Anglo-French (see -er2)
Also called Knight Templar.
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Related Words

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  • In the order of Masonry, the highest degree is that of the Templar.

  • The Élysée has the faith, and the thirst also, of the Templar.

  • The man answered, "No, not unless the Templar was he who was turning the spit in the kitchen."

    Richard I

    Jacob Abbott

  • It was also afterwards published in The Templar and in several other papers.

  • Below is the view expressed by The Templar, itself, and also repeated by the Witness.


British Dictionary definitions for templar

Templar

noun
  1. a member of a military religious order (Knights of the Temple of Solomon) founded by Crusaders in Jerusalem around 1118 to defend the Holy Sepulchre and Christian pilgrims; suppressed in 1312
  2. (sometimes not capital) British a lawyer, esp a barrister, who lives or has chambers in the Inner or Middle Temple in London
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Word Origin

C13: from Medieval Latin templārius of the temple, from Latin templum temple 1; first applied to the knightly order because their house was near the site of the Temple of Solomon
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Word Origin and History for templar

Templar

n.

late 13c., from Anglo-French templer, Old French templier (c.1200), from Medieval Latin templaris (mid-12c.), member of the medieval religious/military order known as Knights Templars (c.1118-1312), so called because they had headquarters in a building near Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem.

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