Friar and Religious


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Friar noun – A male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms.
Religious is a synonym for friar in monk topic. In some cases you can use "Religious" instead a noun "Friar", when it comes to topics like person, abbot.
Nearby Words: friary, frier
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Religious noun – A member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience.
Friar is a synonym for religious in person topic. You can use "Friar" instead a noun "Religious", if it concerns topics such as monk, abbot.
Nearby Words: religiously, religion, religiousness, religiosity, religionism
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  • Video Game / Conquests of the Longbow Corrupt Church: Every religious person in the game, aside from Friar Tuck.
  • Theatre / Measure for Measure He also gives religious direction and absolution to several characters when he isn't really a friar, and there's no sign he corrects this later.
  • Friar Tuck in the Robin Hood mythos is a 'good' religious foil for the villainous Bishop Hereford.
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