Franciscan

noun
Fran·​cis·​can | \ fran-ˈsi-skən How to pronounce Franciscan (audio) \

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

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Franciscan adjective

First Known Use of Franciscan

1534, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Franciscan

Medieval Latin Franciscus Francis

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“Franciscan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Franciscan. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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