- a Franciscan friar: so called from the knotted cord worn as a girdle.
- Cordeliers, a political club in Paris that met at an old Cordelier convent at the time of the French Revolution.
Origin of Cordelier
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This is M. Danton, a brother-lawyer, President of the Cordeliers, of whom you will have heard.Scaramouche
The stronghold of the new movement was the Club of the Cordeliers.Lectures on the French Revolution
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The Cordeliers' Church was to serve as the place of conference.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV
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It was made into a church, which at present is served by the Cordeliers.Early Travels in Palestine
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Oliver Maillard, a French divine of the order of Cordeliers, died.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
- the Cordeliers a political club founded in 1790 and meeting at an old Cordelier convent in Paris
- 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
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