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friar

noun [C]
 
 
/fraɪər/
a member of a religious group of menMonks and nuns
Translations of “friar”
in Chinese (Traditional) (天主教)托缽會修士…
in Russian монах…
in Turkish mensupları erkeklerden oluşan dini bir gurubun üyesi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (天主教)托钵会修士…
in Polish zakonnik…
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