Minorite

Minorite

[mahy-nuh-rahyt]
noun

Origin:
1555–65; (Friars) Minor, translation of Medieval Latin frātrēs minōrēs literally, lesser brothers, a name emphasizing their humility; see -ite1

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Minorite (ˈmaɪnəˌraɪt)
 
n
Also called: Minor a member of the Franciscan Friars Minor
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin frātrēs minōrēs lesser brethren, name adopted by St Francis as a token of humility]

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