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Minorite

[ mahy-nuh-rahyt ]
/ ˈmaɪ nəˌraɪt /
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noun
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Origin of Minorite

1555–65; (Friars) Minor, translation of Medieval Latin frātrēs minōrēs literally, “lesser brothers,” a name emphasizing their humility; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for Minorite

Minorite
/ (ˈmaɪnəˌraɪt) /

noun
a member of the Franciscan Friars MinorAlso called: Minor

Word Origin for Minorite

C16: from Medieval Latin frātrēs minōrēs lesser brethren, name adopted by St Francis as a token of humility
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