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Definition of Franciscan

Franciscan

  1. Belonging to the Order of St. Francis of the Franciscans.
  2. 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.
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