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franciscan


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Franciscan  \Fran*cis"can\,  a.  [LL.  Franciscus  Francis:  cf  F. 
  franciscain.]  (R.  C.  Ch.) 
  Belonging  to  the  Order  of  St  Francis  of  the  Franciscans. 
 
  {Franciscan  Brothers},  pious  laymen  who  devote  themselves  to 
  useful  works  such  as  manual  labor  schools,  and  other 
  educational  institutions;  --  called  also  {Brothers  of  the 
  Third  Order  of  St  Francis}. 
 
  {Franciscan  Nuns},  nuns  who  follow  the  rule  of  t.  Francis, 
  esp.  those  of  the  Second  Order  of  St  Francis,  --  called 
  also  {Poor  Clares}  or  {Minoresses}. 
 
  {Franciscan  Tertiaries},  the  Third  Order  of  St  Francis. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Franciscan  \Fran*cis"can\,  n.  (R.C.Ch.) 
  A  monk  or  friar  of  the  Order  of  St  Francis,  a  large  and 
  zealous  order  of  mendicant  monks  founded  in  1209  by  St 
  Francis  of  Assisi.  They  are  called  also  {Friars  Minor};  and 
  in  England,  {Gray  Friars},  because  they  wear  a  gray  habit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Franciscan 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  Saint  Francis  of  Assisi  or  to  the  order 
  founded  by  him  "Franciscan  monks"  [syn:  {Franciscan}] 
  n  :  a  Catholic  friar  wearing  the  gray  habit  of  the  Franciscan 
  order  [syn:  {Gray  Friar},  {Franciscan}] 




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