Dominican

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noun Do·min·i·can \ də-ˈmi-ni-kən \

Definition of Dominican

:a member of a mendicant order of friars founded by St. Dominic in 1215 and dedicated especially to preaching

Dominican

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Origin and Etymology of dominican

St. Dominic


DOMINICAN Defined for English Language Learners

Dominican

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Definition of Dominican for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a Roman Catholic group of friars founded in 1215 by St. Dominic


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