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 (frăn′sĭs) Originally Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Born 1936.
Pope (since 2013). The first pope from the Americas and the first from the Southern Hemisphere, he was elected following the resignation of Benedict XVI.

Francis

(ˈfrɑːnsɪs)
n
1. (Biography) original name Jorge Mario Bergoglio (bɜːˈɡəʊlɪəʊ). born 1936 in Argentina, pope from 2013
2. (Biography) Dick, full name Richard Stanley Francis. 1920–2010, British thriller writer, formerly a champion jockey. His books include Dead Cert (1962), The Edge (1988), and Come to Grief (1995)
3. (Biography) Sir Philip. 1740–1818, British politician; probable author of the Letters of Junius (1769–72). He played an important part in the impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788–95)

Fran•cis

(ˈfræn sɪs, ˈfrɑn-)
n.
Dick (Richard Stanley Francis), born 1920, British novelist.
Translations
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Francis

[ˈfrɑːnsɪs] NFrancisco

Francis

nFranz m; St Francis of Assisider heilige Franziskus von Assisi
References in classic literature ?
Sir Francis Head, an English traveler and a Governor-General of Canada, tells us that "in both the northern and southern hemispheres of the New World, Nature has not only outlined her works on a larger scale, but has painted the whole picture with brighter and more costly colors than she used in delineating and in beautifying the Old World.
We held; but the rope broke midway between Taugwalder and Lord Francis Douglas.
Miss Lavinia was going on to make some rejoinder, when Miss Clarissa, who appeared to be incessantly beset by a desire to refer to her brother Francis, struck in again:
Pax vobiscum,'' answered the Jester, ``I am a poor brother of the Order of St Francis, who come hither to do my office to certain unhappy prisoners now secured within this castle.
The doctor was taken aback, but the solemn disposition of his features did not relax as he almost intoned: "Has Sir Francis told you the sad news, Mr.
Here was Philip Herbert, described by Francis Osborne, in his Memoires on the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James, as one who was "caressed by the Court for his handsome face, which kept him not long company.
The bassa agreed to another Jesuit, and it pleased Heaven that the lot fell upon Father Francis Marquez.
Fortunately, there came, in almost the same mail with Bell's letter, another letter from a young Bostonian named Francis Blake, with the good news that he had invented a transmitter as satisfactory as Edison's, and that he would prefer to sell it for stock instead of cash.
William Brewster Gilbert Winslow Isaac Allerton Edmund Margesson Miles Standish Peter Brown John Alden Richard Bitteridge John Turner George Soule Francis Eaton Edward Tilly James Chilton John Tilly John Craxton Francis Cooke John Billington Thomas Rogers Joses Fletcher Thomas Tinker John Goodman John Ridgate Mr.
One of these believers in omens will get up of a morning, leave his house, and meet a friar of the order of the blessed Saint Francis, and, as if he had met a griffin, he will turn about and go home.
Phileas Fogg had not concealed from Sir Francis his design of going round the world, nor the circumstances under which he set out; and the general only saw in the wager a useless eccentricity and a lack of sound common sense.
The great Pompey lost that of Pharsalia; and Francis the First, who was, as I have heard say, as good as other folks, nevertheless lost the Battle of Pavia.