Franciscan [fran-sis-kuh n] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective of or relating toor the Franciscans. noun a member of the mendicant order founded by in the 13th century.
Origin of Franciscan 1585–95; Medieval Latin Francisc(us) St. Francis of Assisi +Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for franciscan Contemporary Examples of franciscan
He wore the hooded brown habit and sandals of a Franciscan Capuchin friar.
June 4, 2014
In one town, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like prisoners of war after burning their Franciscan school.
August 22, 2013
Preach often,” he urged his brothers in religion, according to Franciscan tradition, “and use words if necessary.
March 15, 2013
Eight centuries later, a smiling Father Paul was now preaching the gospel in the Franciscan way among the homeless.
March 14, 2013
The Franciscan claims he kept the seventh nail, but doesn’t show it to Baglio or anyone else in the story.
Seth Colter Walls
January 31, 2011
Historical Examples of franciscan
After that, the husband called in the Franciscan; they went out, and disappeared.
The great works of Giotto are in the lower church of the Franciscan monastery.
He spoke to a priest who served a convent of Franciscan nuns.
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The Samgha resembled the Franciscan more than the other great Christian orders.
You will see, in the May Fors, reflections upon the temptations to the life of a Franciscan.
British Dictionary definitions for franciscan Franciscan noun
- a member of any of several Christian religious orders of mendicant friars or nuns tracing their origins back to Saint Francis of Assisi; a Grey Friar
- (as modifier)a Franciscan friar
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for franciscan Franciscan
1590s, “friar of the order founded in 1209 by St.(Medieval Latin Franciscus) of Assisi” (1182-1226). Also as an adjective.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper