Franciscan

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noun Fran·cis·can \fran-ˈsi-skən\

Definition of Franciscan

  1. :  a member of the Order of Friars Minor founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209 and dedicated especially to preaching, missions, and charities

Franciscan

adjective

Origin and Etymology of franciscan

Medieval Latin Franciscus Francis


First Known Use: 1534


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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