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 for Franciscan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Franciscan \Fran*cis"can\, n. (R.C.Ch.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Franciscan \Fran*cis"can\, a. [LL. Franciscus Francis: cf. F.
     franciscain.] (R. C. Ch.)
     Belonging to the Order of St. Francis of the Franciscans.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Franciscan Brothers, pious laymen who devote themselves to
        useful works, such as manual labor schools, and other
        educational institutions; -- called also Brothers of the
        Third Order of St. Francis.
  
     Franciscan Nuns, nuns who follow the rule of St. Francis,
        esp. those of the Second Order of St. Francis, -- called
        also Poor Clares or Minoresses.
  
     Franciscan Tertiaries, the Third Order of St. Francis.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Franciscan
      adj 1: of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order
             founded by him; "Franciscan monks"
      n 1: a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the
           Franciscan order [syn: Franciscan, Grey Friar]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "Franciscan":
     Albigensian, Augustinian, Augustinian Hermit, Austin Friar,
     Benedictine, Bernardine, Black Friar, Black Monk, Bonhomme,
     Brigittine, Capuchin, Carmelite, Carthusian, Catharist, Cistercian,
     Cluniac, Conventual, Crossed Friar, Crutched Friar, Dominican,
     Friar Minor, Gilbertine, Gray Friar, Hospitaler, Jesuit, Loyolite,
     Marist, Maryknoll, Minorite, Observant, Oratorian,
     Premonstratensian, Recollect, Recollet, Redemptorist, Sabbatarian,
     Templar, Trappist, Waldensian, White Friar, abstainer, anchorite,
     ascetic, begging hermit, bhikshu, dervish, fakir, flagellant,
     hermit, mendicant, preaching friar, puritan, sannyasi, yogi,
     yogin
  
  

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