grey friar

noun, often capitalized G&F

Definition of grey friar

: a Franciscan friar

First Known Use of grey friar

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Grey friar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grey%20friar. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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