[brothers ]. Applied to the four great religious orders
—Dominicans, Franciscans, Augustinians, and Carmelites. Later, a
fifth order was added—that of the Trinitarians. The first two were
called Black and Grey friars, the Carmelites were called
White friars, and the Trinitarians Crutched friars (q.v.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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