Definition of Franciscan
: a member of the Order of Friars Minor founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209 and dedicated especially to preaching, missions, and charities
Origin and Etymology of franciscan
Medieval Latin Franciscus Francis
First Known Use: 1534
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Franciscan? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).