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cordeliern. [F., fr. OF. cordel, F. cordeau, dim. fr. corde string, rope. See Cord.].
  •  A Franciscan; -- so called in France from the girdle of knotted cord worn by all Franciscans.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A member of a French political club of the time of the first Revolution, of which Danton and Marat were members, and which met in an old Cordelier convent in Paris.  [1913 Webster]


cordelier, n. a Franciscan friar of the strict rule (wearing a knotted cord round the waist).

ME f. OF f. cordele dimin. of corde CORD

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