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Franciscan

[fran-sis-kuh n] /frænˈsɪs kən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to St. Francis or the Franciscans.
noun
2.
a member of the mendicant order founded by St. Francis in the 13th century.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin Francisc(us) St. Francis of Assisi + -an
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Franciscan

/frænˈsɪskən/
noun
1.
  1. a member of any of several Christian religious orders of mendicant friars or nuns tracing their origins back to Saint Francis of Assisi; a Grey Friar
  2. (as modifier) a Franciscan friar
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Word Origin and History for Franciscan

1590s, "friar of the order founded in 1209 by St. Francis (Medieval Latin Franciscus) of Assisi" (1182-1226). Also as an adjective.

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