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Fran·cis·can

 (frăn-sĭs′kən)
n.
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.
adj.
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.]

Franciscan

(frænˈsɪskən)
n
(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.

Fran•cis•can

(frænˈsɪs kən)

adj.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Franciscan - a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan orderFranciscan - 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
friar, mendicant - a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
Adj.1.Franciscan - of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him; "Franciscan monks"
Translations

Franciscan

[frænˈsɪskən]
A. ADJfranciscano
B. Nfranciscano/a m/f

Franciscan

nFranziskaner(in) m(f)
adjFranziskaner-; Franciscan monk/monasteryFranziskanermönch m/-kloster nt
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