Dominican

noun
Do·​min·​i·​can | \ də-ˈmi-ni-kən How to pronounce Dominican (audio) \

Definition of Dominican

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

Other Words from Dominican

Dominican adjective

First Known Use of Dominican

1534, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dominican

St. Dominic

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The first known use of Dominican was in 1534

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“Dominican.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dominican. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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Dominican

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Dominican

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

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