White Friar

  1. a Carmelite friar: so called from the distinctive white cloak worn by the order.

Origin of White Friar

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425

Words Nearby White Friar

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How to use White Friar in a sentence

  • 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

  1. a Carmelite friar, so called because of the white cloak that forms part of the habit of this order

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