Definition of Friar Minor
: a friar belonging to a division of the Franciscan order that follows the unmodified rule of St. Francis
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of friar minor
Middle English frere menour, from Old French frere meneur
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Friar Minor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).