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A member of an originally mendicant Roman Catholic religious order founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209 and dedicated to the virtues of humility and poverty. It is now divided into three independent branches.
Of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him.
[New Latin Franciscānus, from Medieval Latin Franciscus, from Saint Francis of Assisi.]
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(Christian Churches, other)
a. 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
b. (as modifier): a Franciscan friar.
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1. of or pertaining to St. Francis or the Franciscans.n.
2. a member of the mendicant order founded by St. Francis in the 13th century.
[1585–95; < Medieval Latin Francisc(us) + -an1]
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|Noun||1.||Franciscan - a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order|
Franciscan order - a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi in the 13th century
|Adj.||1.||Franciscan - of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him; "Franciscan monks"|
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A. ADJ → franciscano
B. N → franciscano/a m/f
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n → Franziskaner(in) m(f)
adj → Franziskaner-; Franciscan monk/monastery → Franziskanermönch m → /-kloster nt
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