from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Catholic Church A member of an originally mendicant religious order founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209 and dedicated to the virtues of humility and poverty. It is now divided into three independent branches.
- adj. Of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A monk or nun belonging to the religious order founded by St Francis of Assisi.
- adj. Pertaining to St Francis or to the Franciscans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to the Order of St. Francis of the Franciscans.
- n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging to the order of St. Francis; of or pertaining to the Franciscans.
- n. One of an order of mendicant friars founded by St. Francis of Assisi, Italy, authorized by the pope in 1210 and more formally ratified in 1223.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order
- adj. of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him
Hehir, who has advised church leaders for four decades, hasn't responded to any accusations and neither has O'Malley, a Capuchin Franciscan friar known for his humility.
When SF polticians call for the immediate withdrawal of every San Franciscan from the armed forces you can have your boycott, until then, keep those snakeoil selling recruiters away from our kids while we have a cowboy for a president.
The extinction-defying shrub is informally called Franciscan manzanita, for its home near San Francisco Bay, but maybe someone should rename it the Lazarus manzanita.
Take, for example: an order of religious brothers known as the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.
Six years ago, Bridgepoint purchased what was then called Franciscan University of the Prairies, a near-bankrupt, 300-student college that for decades had been run by a local order of Franciscan nuns.
I also keep recalling a Franciscan friend I lost touch with far too long ago, who rather liked playing poker.
There is a companion Order called the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonment converted from the Episcopal Church at the same time as the friars, that is also the same type dissident, liberal USA Order and has about 150 aged members.
As the days go by and I inch ever-closer to graduation, I realize more and more just how hypocritical the so-called Franciscan tradition of this college truly is.
The Franciscan was the next to enter this new world.
Ockham and the Spiritual Franciscans who had supported Louis of Bavaria, denied in good round terms the Franciscan doctrine of "evangelical poverty".