a member of the Roman Catholic order of preaching friars founded by St. Dominic, or of a religious order for women founded on similar principles.
Orders of monks and nuns multiplied over the years: Benedictines, Dominicans , Cistercians, Augustinians, Carmelites and others.
a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic.
Although 93 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, many Dominicans do not attend church regularly.
a native or inhabitant of the island of Dominica.
Native Dominicans are now being trained as clergy, but practitioners of the formal religions, particularly Catholic priests and nuns, have generally been foreigners.