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Franciscan

[ fran-sis-kuhn ]
/ frænˈsɪs kən /
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adjective
of or relating to St. Francis or the Franciscans.
noun
a member of the mendicant order founded by St. Francis in the 13th century.
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Origin of Franciscan

1585–95; <Medieval Latin Francisc(us) St. Francis of Assisi + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Franciscan

Franciscan
/ (frænˈsɪskən) /

noun
  1. a member of any of several Christian religious orders of mendicant friars or nuns tracing their origins back to Saint Francis of Assisi; a Grey Friar
  2. (as modifier)a Franciscan friar
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