Meaning of “friar” in the English Dictionary

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"friar" in British English

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friarnoun [ C ]

uk /fraɪər/ us /fraɪr/

a man belonging to one of several Roman Catholic religious groups, whose members often promise to stay poor

(Definition of “friar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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friarnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfrɑɪ·ər, frɑɪər/

a member of a religious group of men who often work as teachers

(Definition of “friar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)