Curtal friar

Cur´tal fri`ar


1.A friar who acted as porter at the gate of a monastery.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It would seem that the manuscript is here imperfect, for we do not find the reasons which finally induce the curtal Friar to amend the King's cheer.