- A member of certain Christian orders such as the Augustinians, Carmelites (white friars), Franciscans (grey friars) or the Dominicans (black friars).
Etymology: Via French from Latin frater ("brother"), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European.
- French: frere
- German: Mí¶nch , Ordensbruder
- Italian: frate
- Spanish: fraile
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