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Minorite

[mahy-nuh-rahyt] /ˈmaɪ nəˌraɪt/
noun
Origin
1555-1565
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/
noun
1.
a member of the Franciscan Friars Minor Also called Minor
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin frātrēs minōrēs lesser brethren, name adopted by St Francis as a token of humility
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