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[uh-see-zee; Italian ahs-see-zee] /əˈsi zi; Italian ɑsˈsi zi/
a town in E Umbria, in central Italy: birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi. Unabridged
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  • Then Brother Elias, hearing this, had them severely beaten by his servants, and drove them from Assisi in great confusion.

    The Story of Assisi Lina Duff Gordon
  • This is said to have been the experience of St. Francis of Assisi.

  • It therefore received the fugitives with alacrity, and making their cause its own, declared war upon Assisi.

  • Two leper-stories are told to the honour of St Francis of Assisi.

  • The Oddi were again driven from the city, but a war followed which devastated the fertile country between Perugia and Assisi.

    Pictures in Umbria Katharine S. (Katharine Sarah) Macquoid
British Dictionary definitions for Assisi


/Italian asˈsiːzi/
a town in central Italy, in Umbria: birthplace of St Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order here in 1208. Pop: 25 304 (2001)
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