Meaning of “Franciscan” in the English Dictionary

"Franciscan" in English

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Franciscannoun [ C ]

uk /frænˈsɪs.kən/ us /frænˈsɪs.kən/
adjective uk us

Examples from literature

  • And now wherever there are sinners to be saved, or sick in body or soul to be tended, you find the Franciscan. 
  • These jealousies might have gone smouldering on, and never burst out into fire, had not the appointment of a Franciscan to the see of Paraguay caused the flames to flare out fiercely. 
  • Whatever the cause, the fact was that they were all laughing and joking, even including the lean Franciscan, although he made little noise and his smiles looked like death-grins. 

(Definition of “Franciscan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)