Fraticelli

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

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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History and Etymology for Fraticelli

Italian, plural of fraticello, literally, little brother, diminutive of frate brother

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