Franciscan

[ fran-sis-kuhn ]

adjective
  1. of or relating toSt. Francis or the Franciscans.

noun
  1. a member of the mendicant order founded by St. Francis in the 13th century.

Origin of Franciscan

1
1585–95; <Medieval Latin Francisc(us) St. Francis of Assisi + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for Franciscan

Franciscan

/ (frænˈsɪskən) /


noun
    • 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

    • (as modifier): a Franciscan friar

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