• Dominican
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Dominican of or relating to Saint Dominic or the Dominican order "Dominican monks"
    • adj Dominican of or relating to or characteristic of the Dominican Republic or its people "the Dominican population"
    • n Dominican a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic
    • n Dominican a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only four countries in the world start with the letter 'D'. They are Denmark, Dominica, Djibouti and the Dominican Republic
    • prop. a Dominican Of or pertaining to St. Dominic Dominic de Guzman), or to the religious communities named from him.
    • prop. n Dominican (Eccl. Hist) One of an order of mendicant monks founded by Dominic de Guzman, in 1215. A province of the order was established in England in 1221. The first foundation in the United States was made in 1807. The Master of the Sacred Palace at Rome is always a Dominican friar. The Dominicans are called also preaching friars friars preachers black friarsfrom their black cloak), brothers of St. Mary, and in France, Jacobins.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Dominican Republic was called Santo Domingo when it first gain independence.
    • Dominican Of or pertaining to St. Dominic or the Dominicans.
    • Dominican Noting certain South American tanagers of the genus Paroaria, as P. cucullata, of dark-gray color with a pointed scarlet crest.
    • n Dominican One of an order of mendicant friars instituted by the Spaniard Domingo de Guzman in Languedoc in France, and confirmed by the pope in 1216. The official name of the order is Fratres Prædicatores (rendered in English Friars Preachers, Preaching Brethren or Friars, Predicants, or Order of Preachers), preaching and instruction being the chief objects of its foundation. It was established by Dominic himself also in Italy and Spain, and spread rapidly in other countries. In England its members were called Black Friars, from their black cloaks, and in France Jacobins, from the church and hospital of St. Jacques (Jacobus), in which they were first established in Paris. Their rules, based upon those of St. Augustine, enjoin poverty, chastity, fasting, and silence; but the last two may be dispensed with when they would interfere with active duties. The officers of the order are all elective. The highest, holding his place six years, is termed general; provincial and conventual priors have charge respectively of provinces and convents. The Dominicans and Franciscans, originating about the same time and long vehement rivals, were the leading orders of the Roman Church until the rise of the Jesuits in the sixteenth century. They still exist in many countries, but with reduced influence. The dress of the order is a black mantle and a white habit and scapular. An order of Dominican nuns was also founded by Dominic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dominican do-min′i-kan belonging to St Dominic or to the Dominicans
    • n Dominican a friar or monk of the order of St Dominic—Fratres Predicatores, founded in 1215—the Black Friars, from their black mantle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. Dominicanus, fr. Dominicus, Dominic, the founder: cf. F. Dominicain,


In literature:

Recent letters from Italy announce further discoveries in the library of the Dominican Friars at Rome.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
The sentry is a black youth of not more than eighteen Dominican summers.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
The duty was to be undertaken by his brother Dominicans in turn.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Remesal was born in Allariz in Galicia, and took the Dominican habit in Salamanca, where he also became doctor of theology.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
One of the friars was a young Dominican, handsome and dressed with extreme nicety.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
In 1243 the Dominicans banished all books on medicine from their monasteries.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
Jesuit protest against the Dominican university.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493–1898, Volume XXXVI, 1649–1666" by Various
The first extract concerns the enforced transfer of the Zambal missions to the Dominicans.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 41 of 55, 1691-1700" by Various
The English Dominican Friar, Th.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
It is as pleasant a place as the Dominican cloister, though quite unlike it.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson

In news:

In the movie "Sugar," Dominican baseball players try to make it to the major leagues in the United States.
In March I traveled to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic for my brother's wedding.
Nick Anderson – Kempner High School 2015 grad, has been selected to USA National Team to compete in the Dominican Republic for the World Games.
Wake Forest baseball team to play in Dominican.
Nationals sign Dominican third baseman Nievy Pilier with big bonus.
Pirates Sign Dominican Third Baseman Johan Herrera.
Johan Herrera, a 17-year-old third baseman from the Dominican Republic, has signed with the Pirates for $300,000.
In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Dominican TV presenter Franklin Barazarte, left, reacts as Houchin's head burns while taping "Closer To The Stars" TV program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, Nov 26.
BSU students to leave for medical trip to Dominican Republic.
Nationals sign Dominican third baseman Nievy Pilier with big bonus .
After finding the remains of an 18th-century Spanish shipwreck in the Dominican Republic, Indiana University researchers traveled to Spain in the fall of 2010 to learn more about t. Need this information.
Franklin said he's planning to come to Toronto next week to speak with police and make arrangements to take his brother 's body back to the Dominican.
Manny Ramirez homers in return to Dominican Republic.
Dominican boy revels in new mobility.
Updates on Dominican boy's surgery, Richmond couple's romance.

In science:

Literally translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province.
New remarks on the Cosmological Argument
Fathers of The English Dominican Province.: Translation of Summa Theologica by St.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory