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 because its members bore the sign of the cross on their staves and habits; -- called also {crossed friar} and {crouched friar}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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

  • FRIAR —    (i. e. brother), a name applied generally to members of religious brotherhoods, but which in its strict significance indicated an order lower than that of priest, the latter being called father, while they differed from monks in that they… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • crossed 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

  • crouched 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

  • Crouched friar — Crouched Crouched (kroucht), a. Marked with the sign of the cross. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] {Crouched friar}. See {Crutched friar}, under {Crutched}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Benedictine — Synonyms and related words: Augustinian, Augustinian Hermit, Austin Friar, Bernardine, Black Friar, Black Monk, Bonhomme, Brigittine, Capuchin, Carmelite, Carthusian, Cistercian, Cluniac, Conventual, Crossed Friar, Crutched Friar, Dominican,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Dominican — Synonyms and related words: Augustinian, Augustinian Hermit, Austin Friar, Benedictine, Bernardine, Black Friar, Black Monk, Bonhomme, Brigittine, Capuchin, Carmelite, Carthusian, Cistercian, Cluniac, Conventual, Crossed Friar, Crutched Friar,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Franciscan — Synonyms and related words: Albigensian, Augustinian, Augustinian Hermit, Austin Friar, Benedictine, Bernardine, Black Friar, Black Monk, Bonhomme, Brigittine, Capuchin, Carmelite, Carthusian, Catharist, Cistercian, Cluniac, Conventual, Crossed… …   Moby Thesaurus

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