Roman Catholic Church an associate of an originally mendicant religious order founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209 and dedicated to the virtues of humility and poverty. It is currently divided into three separate branches.
A monk or nun from the religious purchase established by St Francis of Assisi.
A monk or friar for the purchase of St. Francis, a large and zealous purchase of mendicant monks created in 1209 by St. Francis of Assisi. They've been known as also Friars small; and in England, Gray Friars, because they put on a gray practice.
among an order of mendicant friars created by St. Francis of Assisi, Italy, authorized by the pope in 1210 and more officially ratified in 1223.
a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey practice of the Franciscan order