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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
(brother, ) A term common to the monks of all orders. In a more peculiar sense, it is restrained to such monks as are not priests: for those in orders are usually dignified with the appellation of father.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Friar'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/f/friar.html. 1802.