plural noun Frat·i·cel·li \ˌfratəˈchelē\

Definition of Fraticelli

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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