Franciscan Definition

frăn-sĭskən
noun
Any member of this order.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
Grey Friar
adjective
Of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Webster's New World
Designating or of the religious order founded by him in 1209: it is now divided into three branches.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Franciscan

Noun

Singular:
franciscan
Plural:
franciscans

Origin of Franciscan

  • New Latin Franciscānus from Medieval Latin Franciscus from Saint Francis of Assisi

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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