Definition of Fraticelli
: any of several small Christian sects existing chiefly in Italy from the 13th to the 15th centuries and having some connection with the Franciscans: such as a : a band of seceders from the Franciscan order under the leadership of Angelo de Clareno (1247–1337) b : the Spirituals or Spiritual Franciscans who revolted against the order and defied many popes c : the followers of Michael of Cesena (1270–1342) who defended a theory of poverty and property for monks and ecclesiastics generally
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Origin and Etymology of fraticelli
Italian, plural of fraticello, literally, little brother, diminutive of frate brother — more at fra
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