Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Members of certain religious orders.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An order of rellgious persons, of whom there were four principal branches, viz.:
    (1) Minors, Grey Friara or Franciscans;
    (2) Augustines;
    (3) Dominicans or Black Friars;
    (4) White Friars or Carmelites, from whom the rest descend. Wharton.