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Friar Minor

noun, plural Friars Minor. Roman Catholic Church.
a friar belonging to the branch of the Franciscan order that observes the strict rule of St. Francis.
Compare capuchin (def 4), Friar Minor Conventual.
Origin of Friar Minor
First recorded in 1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Friar Minor
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  • It remains for us to give an account of the academic, or rather scholastic career of a Friar Minor at Oxford.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford Andrew G. Little
  • There were to be annually elected two rectors, the one a Friar Minor, the other a secular.

    Cambridge and its Story Charles William Stubbs
  • Overpowered with dread, he said he was a Friar Minor; but they said, “You lie, for you do not walk barefooted.”

  • What should he say of that Friar Minor, the famous preacher of S——, who had been found dead of a surfeit of melons and white wine?

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for Friar Minor

Friar Minor

noun (pl) Friars Minor
(Christianity) a member of either of two of the three orders into which the order founded by St Francis of Assisi came to be divided, namely the Order of Friars Minor and the Order of Friars Minor Conventual Compare Capuchin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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