- of Saint Francis of Assisi
- designating or of the religious order founded by him in 1209: it is now divided into three branches
Origin of Franciscan; from Medieval Latin Franciscus: see Francis
any member of this order
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.
Origin of FranciscanNew Latin Franciscanus, from Medieval Latin Franciscus, from Saint Francis of Assisi.
- Pertaining to St Francis or to the Franciscans.