Cordelier

[ kawr-dl-eer ]
/ ˌkɔr dlˈɪər /
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noun

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

1350–1400; < Middle French; replacing Middle English cordeler. See cordelle, -er2

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British Dictionary definitions for cordeliers

Cordeliers

/ (ˌkɔːdɪˈlɪəz) /

noun

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

Cordelier

/ (ˌkɔːdɪˈlɪə) /

noun

RC Church a Franciscan friar of the order of the Friars Minor

Word Origin for Cordelier

C19: from Old French cordelle, literally: a little cord, from the knotted cord girdles that they wear

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