Cordelier definition

kôrdəlir; Fr kpdəlyā
In France, a member of the Franciscan Observants.
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A member of a radical French Revolutionary political club.
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(historical) A member of a French populist club during the French Revolution, which met in an old Cordelier convent in Paris.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cordelier
Plural:
cordeliers

Origin of cordelier

  • French, related to corde (“rope”), from the girdle of knotted cord worn by the Franciscans.

    From Wiktionary