Tem·​plar ˈtem-plər How to pronounce Templar (audio)
: a knight of a religious military order established in the early 12th century in Jerusalem for the protection of pilgrims and the Holy Sepulcher

Examples of Templar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The film follows the Man Without a Face, a criminal attempting to find the elusive treasures of the Knights Templar. Sophia Scorziello, Variety, 21 July 2023 What is even more unexpected is that Templar Incorporated is really a book on business strategy, set in the context of the late medieval world. Greg Autry, Forbes, 3 July 2022 Meanwhile, Rick Lagina and members of the team make shocking connections in Italy between the Knights Templar and the Oak Island mystery. Josie Howell | , al, 2 May 2023

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Word History


Middle English templer, templere, borrowed from Anglo-French templer, templier, borrowed from Medieval Latin templārius, from Templum, the Knights Templar, originally "The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem" (Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici Hierosolemitani, so named because their early headquarters were located on Temple Mount in Jerusalem) + Latin -ārius -ary entry 1 — more at temple entry 1

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Templar was in the 14th century

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“Templar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Templar. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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