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Templar

[ tem-pler ]
/ ˈtɛm plər /
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noun

a member of a religious military order founded by Crusaders in Jerusalem about 1118, and suppressed in 1312.
a barrister or other person occupying chambers in the Temple, London.
a member of the Masonic order, Knights Templars.

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Also called Knight Templar.

Origin of Templar

1250–1300; <Medieval Latin templārius (see temple1, -ar2); replacing Middle English templer<Anglo-French (see -er2)
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British Dictionary definitions for Templar

Templar
/ (ˈtɛmplə) /

noun

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
(sometimes not capital) British a lawyer, esp a barrister, who lives or has chambers in the Inner or Middle Temple in London

Word Origin for Templar

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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