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.
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How to use Cordelier in a sentence
The magazine of the Cordelier was reached, and she and the Regent went up into the air together.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves | W.H.G. Kingston
There have been three duels, two deaths, and one captain of the Royal Roussillon turned Cordelier for my sake.The Golden Dog | William Kirby
The visible sign of their understanding was the appearance in December of the Vieux Cordelier.Lectures on the French Revolution | John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Louis listened attentively to the Cordelier, and the friar's words sank deep into his mind.The Boy Crusaders | John G. Edgar
So spake Hebert in Cordelier Session; with vivats, till the roofs rang again.The French Revolution | Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for Cordelier
RC Church a Franciscan friar of the order of the Friars Minor
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