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A Dominican friar.
- ‘The Black Friars were said to have arrived in Yarmouth in 1267.’
- ‘It is generally thought that a group of monks or priests known as the Black Friars had charge of the ancient church in the centre of this cemetery in former times.’
- ‘Known as the Order of Preachers the Dominicans wore a black mantel over a white habit which earned them the name of the Black Friars.’
Early 16th century: so named because of the colour of the order's habit.
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