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n. Abbr. Fr.
A member of a usually mendicant Roman Catholic order.

[Middle English frere, from Old French, from Latin frāter, brother; see bhrāter- in Indo-European roots.]

fri′ar·ly adj.
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Two-and-a-half-year-old Olivia Owen on the grey Shetland Cwmllynfell Katrin just had the edge in the leading rein section over William Hoyland on Friarly Gorgeous Porjus.
The stud also topped the section As with the chestnut roan yearling filly Friarly Dreams of Fashion.
As all three last named men had less or more direct connections with the Franciscan Order, drawing, at least formally and initially, on Augustinianism, while Thomism with its Aristotelian tenets came to be the bedrock of Dominican thinking, we have got as well a hint of the friarly background of the collision re-echoed consecutively in the divergent attitude to infinity (see Davenport 1999:416 et al.