Spiritual

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Spiritual (plural Spirituals)

  1. (Christianity, historical) A member of a branch of the Franciscan order who advocated simple dress and renounced the owning of property.
    • 2007, Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon, Blue Bridge 2008, p. 56:
      But in the years that followed, the cause of the Spirituals became championed by far more substantial figures within the church.