Franciscan

Franciscan

[fran-sis-kuhn]
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:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin Francisc(us) St. Francis of Assisi + -an

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Franciscan (frænˈsɪskən)
 
n
a.  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
 b.  (as modifier): a Franciscan friar

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Franciscan
1592, "friar of the order founded in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi" (1182-1226).
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