Grey Friars

 for the Franciscan monks, but Greyfriars College, Oxford University.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • Grey Friars —    A house of Franciscan Friars, or Friars Minors, on the north side of Newgate Street, on the site afterwards occupied by Christ s Hospital and Christ Church Newgate Street. In Farringdon Ward Within.    The Frere Menours came first into England …   Dictionary of London

  • GREY FRIARS —    the FRANCISCANS (q.v.), from their grey habit …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Grey Friars, Street —    North out of Newgate Street, at No. 108, leading to Christ s Hospital (O. and M. 1677 Elmes, 1831).     Grey Friars Court in Strype, 1721, I. iii. 195, and Dodsley, 1761.    The name commeorated the Grey Friars Monastery which stood here.… …   Dictionary of London

  • friars — /frayarz/ An order of religious persons, of whom there were four principal branches, viz.: (1) Minors, Grey Friars, or Franciscans; (2) Augustines; (3) Dominicans, or Black Friars; (4) White Friars, or Carmelites, from whom the rest descend …   Black's law dictionary

  • Friars Minors —    See Grey Friars …   Dictionary of London

  • Order of Friars Minor —     Order of Friars Minor     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Order of Friars Minor     (Also known as FRANCISCANS.) This subject may be conveniently considered under the following heads:     I. General History of the Order;     A. First Period (1209… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Mendicant Friars — • Members of those religious orders which, originally, by vow of poverty renounced all proprietorship not only individually but also (and in this differing from the monks) in common, relying for support on their own work and on the charity of the …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Order of Friars Minor (Bibliography) —     Order of Friars Minor (Bibliography)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Order of Friars Minor (Bibliography)     See ORDER OF FRIARS MINOR.     (1) GENERAL HISTORY OF THE ORDER (SOURCES, ETC.). Note. As elsewhere throughout this article, only… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • List of abbeys and priories in England — Contents 1 Overview 1.1 Article layout 2 Abbreviations and key …   Wikipedia

  • Edinburgh —    EDINBURGH, a city, the seat of a university, and the metropolis of the kingdom of Scotland, situated in longitude 3° 10 30 (W.), and latitude 55° 57 29 (N.), about a mile (S. by W.) from Leith, 40 miles (S.S.W.) from Dundee, 42 (E. by N.) from …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

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