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frater

noun fra·ter \ˈfrātə(r)\

Definition of frater

plural

-s

  1. :  a refectory of a monastery

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Origin and Etymology of frater

Middle English fraytour, frater, from Old French fraitur, short for Old French refraitur, refaitur, from Medieval Latin refectorium — more at refectory


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frater

noun fra·ter \ˈfrä|tə(r), -rā|, |tə-\

Definition of frater

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a member of certain religious orders (as the Benedictine order) who is studying for the priesthood —often used as a title or form of address especially among members of the same or similar orders

  2. 2a :  a fraternity brother b :  a brother Freemason in certain Masonic orders

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Origin and Etymology of frater

Medieval Latin, from Latin, brother — more at brother


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