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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Franciscan friar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Franciscan friar of the Order of Friars Minor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Franciscan friar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Franciscan friar; a Minor. See minor, n., 4.
  • Belonging to the Franciscans.

Etymologies

From Medieval Latin (Frātrēs) Minōrēs, minor (friars), from Latin minōrēs, pl. of minor, lesser; see minor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
minor +‎ -ite (Wiktionary)

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