The four Orders

the four orders of mendicant friars. See Friar.

See also: Order

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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One by one he was led to attack also other fundamental doctrines and institutions of the Church--transubstantiation, the temporal possessions of the Church, the Papacy, and at last, for their corruption, the four orders of friars.
The four orders in the fourth quarter represent a growing industrial adoption of the solution as well as a very compelling win ratio of pitches to orders for the year: 20 tenders at the beginning of the year with 11 signed purchase orders.
Because the four orders and 15 families of plants represent only a very small percent of all the dicots in Illinois, Mohlenbrock does not include a general identification key here, as he does in many of the volumes.
Among the four orders, the company will also supply carriages to Hong Kong s MTR, which operates the rapid transit railway in the former British colony, CSR said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange.
A breach of any of the four orders could mean an pounds 80 on-the-spot fine for dog owners.
The four Orders will cover dog fouling, dogs on leads, dogs on leads by direction and dog exclusion zones.
The four orders of nuns who ran the residential institutions said they would be willing to co-operate with any inquiry that would bring "greater clarity, understanding, healing and justice in the interests of all the women involved".
The biggest of the four orders is from the Federal Electricity and Water Authority of the United Arab Emirates and is worth INR2.67bn.
He begins with the origin of Buddhism in India and discusses the Mahayana branch, major doctrines and practices, and the four orders of Tibetan Buddhism.
The company said that the four orders totalled USD7.0m.