Crutched
Crutched Crutched (kr?cht), a. 1. Supported upon crutches. [1913 Webster]

2. [See {Crouch}, v. t., and {Crouched}, a. ] Marked with the sign of the cross; crouched. [1913 Webster]

{Crutched friar} (Eccl.), one of a religious order, so called because its members bore the sign of the cross on their staves and habits; -- called also {crossed friar} and {crouched friar}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • crutched — ˈkrəcht adjective 1. : supported upon or as if upon a crutch a crutched invalid 2. : caught or fixed in or as if in a forked crutch it is there that we see ourselves crutched between love grown old and indifference George Meredith 3. : furnished… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crutched Friars — • An order of mendicant friars who went to England in the thirteenth century from Italy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Crutched Friars     Crutched Friars      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Crutched friar — Crutched Crutched (kr?cht), a. 1. Supported upon crutches. [1913 Webster] 2. [See {Crouch}, v. t., and {Crouched}, a. ] Marked with the sign of the cross; crouched. [1913 Webster] {Crutched friar} (Eccl.), one of a religious order, so called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crutched Friars —    South from Jewry Street and George Street and west to Hart Street and Seething Lane. In AIdgate Ward (P.O. Directory).    Earliest mention found in reoords : Street called le Crouchedfrerestrete in parish of St. Olave near the Tower, 1405 (Ct …   Dictionary of London

  • Crutched Friars — The Crutched Friars or Crossed Friars were a Roman Catholic religious order of Augustinian canons who went to England in the 13th century from Italy, where they existed for some time, and where they were called Fratres Cruciferi.[1] Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Crutched friars — The English name given to members of the military religious orders; they were canons regular, for example the Order of the Holy Cross (Fratres Cruciferi), founded in 1211. Crutched is a garbled version of crouched , a crouch being a cross.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Crutched Friars — also known as the Brethren of the Holy Cross; not actually considered to be a mendicant group and were much involved with running hospitals …   Medieval glossary

  • Crutched-friars — Crutchˈed friars or Crouchˈed friars plural noun An order of mendicant friars so called from the cross which they wore • • • Main Entry: ↑crutch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Colchester Crutched Friary — was a friary in Essex, England. References This article about an Essex building or structure is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v · stub. You can help Wikipedia …   Wikipedia

  • Crown Court, Crutched Friars —    North out of Crutched Friars. In Aldgate Ward (O. and M. 1677).    Site has been rebuilt for offices and business houses …   Dictionary of London

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