Friar Minor

Friar Minor
pl. Friars Minor. Rom. Cath. Ch.
a friar belonging to the branch of the Franciscan order that observes the strict rule of St. Francis. Cf. capuchin (def. 4), Friar Minor Conventual.
[1520-30]

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  • Friar Minor — n. pl. Friars Minor a member of the branch of the Franciscan order that follows the original rule: see CAPUCHIN, CONVENTUAL …   English World dictionary

  • friar minor conventual — noun (plural friars minor conventual) Usage: usually capitalized F&M&C : a friar belonging to a division of the Franciscan order that follows a modified rule of St. Francis * * * pl. Friars Minor Conventual. Rom. Cath. Ch. a friar belonging to a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Friar Minor Conventual — pl. Friars Minor Conventual. Rom. Cath. Ch. a friar belonging to a branch of the Franciscan order that separated from the Observants in the 15th century, and that observes a modification of the rule of St. Francis. Also called Conventual. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • Friar Minor Capuchin — pl. Friars Minor Capuchin. Rom. Cath. Ch. capuchin (def. 4). * * * Friar Minor Capuchin, = Capuchin. (Cf. ↑Capuchin) …   Useful english dictionary

  • friar minor — noun (plural friars minor) Usage: usually capitalized F&M Etymology: Middle English frere menour, from Old French frere meneur : a friar belonging to a division of the Franciscan order that follows the unmodified rule of St. Francis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Friar Minor — /fraɪə ˈmaɪnə/ (say fruyuh muynuh) noun (plural Friars Minor) a member of one of the monastic orders derived from the order founded by St Francis of Assisi. Compare Capuchin …  

  • Friar Minor Capuchin — pl. Friars Minor Capuchin. Rom. Cath. Ch. capuchin (def. 4). * * * …   Universalium

  • minor — /muy neuhr/, adj. 1. lesser, as in size, extent, or importance, or being or noting the lesser of two: a minor share. 2. not serious, important, etc.: a minor wound; a minor role. 3. having low rank, status, position, etc.: a minor official. 4.… …   Universalium

  • Friar — • A member of one of the mendicant orders Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Friar     Friar     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Minor — Mi nor, n. 1. A person of either sex who has not attained the age at which full civil rights are accorded; an infant; in England and the United States, one under twenty one years of age. [1913 Webster] Note: In hereditary monarchies, the minority …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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