Franciscan meaning

frăn-sĭs'kən
Of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him.
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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.
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Of Saint Francis of Assisi.
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Designating or of the religious order founded by him in 1209: it is now divided into three branches.
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Any member of this order.
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A monk or nun belonging to the religious order founded by St Francis of Assisi.
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Pertaining to St Francis or to the Franciscans.
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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