Poor Clare

noun

: a member of an austere order of nuns founded by St. Clare under the direction of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, in 1212

Word History

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Poor Clare was in 1608

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“Poor Clare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Poor%20Clare. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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