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Cordelier

[kawr-dl-eer] /ˌkɔr dlˈɪər/
noun
1.
a Franciscan friar: so called from the knotted cord worn as a girdle.
2.
Cordeliers, a political club in Paris that met at an old Cordelier convent at the time of the French Revolution.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Middle French; replacing Middle English cordeler. See cordelle, -er2
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British Dictionary definitions for cordeliers

Cordeliers

/ˌkɔːdɪˈlɪəz/
noun
1.
the Cordeliers, a political club founded in 1790 and meeting at an old Cordelier convent in Paris

Cordelier

/ˌkɔːdɪˈlɪə/
noun
1.
(RC Church) a Franciscan friar of the order of the Friars Minor
Word Origin
C19: from Old French cordelle, literally: a little cord, from the knotted cord girdles that they wear
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