\tˈɛmplə], \tˈɛmplə], \t_ˈɛ_m_p_l_ə]\
Definitions of TEMPLAR
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Noah Webster.
A student or lawyer living in the TEMPLE, London: one of a religious military order first established at Jerusalem in favor of pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land. The order originated with some persons who, in 1118, devoted themselves to the service of God, promising to live in perpetual chastity, obedience, and poverty, after the manner of canons. Baldwin II., king of Jerusalem, bestowed on them their first place of residence in the city, close to the Temple, and an additional building was acquired from the abbot and canons of the church and convent of the Temple, whence the order received the name of the "poor soldiers of the Temple," afterwards converted into Templars, or Knights Templars. The knights wore a white cloak adorned with a red cross of eight points (the Maltese cross) on the left shoulder. In 1228 this order was confirmed in the Council of Troyes, and subjected to a rule of discipline. It flourished, became immensely rich and powerful, and its members became so arrogant and luxurious that the order was suppressed by the Council of Vienne in 1313.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
One of a military order of religious persons established at the beginning of the 12th century for the protection of pilgrims in Palestine, and to guard the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem-so called from part of the order occupying land at the cast of the Temple, and being dedicated to its service, suppressed at the commencement of the 14th century; a student of law of the Temple, near the Thames, London-formerly the property of the Knights Templar.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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