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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blackfriar \Black"fri`ar\, Black friar \Black" fri`ar\(bl[a^]k"fr[imac]`[~e]r). (Eccl.) A friar of the Dominican order, so named because wearing the black mantle of the Dominicans; -- called also predicant and preaching friar; in France, Jacobin. Also, sometimes, a Benedictine. Syn: Dominican. [1913 Webster]