Pronunciation: (frī'ur), [key]
1. Rom. Cath. Ch.a member of a religious order, esp. the mendicant orders of Franciscans, Dominicans, Carmelites, and Augustinians.
2. Print.a blank or light area on a printed page caused by uneven inking of the plate or type. Cf. monk (def. 3).
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