from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Franciscan; -- so called in France from the girdle of knotted cord worn by all Franciscans.
- n. A member of a French political club of the time of the first Revolution, of which Danton and Marat were members, and which met in an old Cordelier convent in Paris.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In France, one of the regular Franciscan monks: so called from the girdle of knotted cord worn by that order. See Franciscan.
- n. plural The name of one of the Parisian political clubs in the time of the revolution, from its holding its sittings in the chapel of an old convent of the Cordeliers.
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