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Meaning of friar

fri•ar

Pronunciation: (frī'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a member of a religious order, esp. the mendicant orders of Franciscans, Dominicans, Carmelites, and Augustinians.
  2. a blank or light area on a printed page caused by uneven inking of the plate or type. Cf. monk (def. 3).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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