cordeliers

Cordelier

[kawr-dl-eer]
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; < Middle French; replacing Middle English cordeler. See cordelle, -er2

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To cordeliers
Collins
World English Dictionary
Cordelier (ˌkɔːdɪˈlɪə)
 
n
RC Church a Franciscan friar of the order of the Friars Minor
 
[C19: from Old French cordelle, literally: a little cord, from the knotted cord girdles that they wear]

Cordeliers (ˌkɔːdɪˈlɪəz)
 
n
the Cordeliers a political club founded in 1790 and meeting at an old Cordelier convent in Paris

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature