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See also: cordelier



French, related to corde (rope), from the girdle of knotted cord worn by the Franciscans.


Cordelier (plural Cordeliers)

  1. A Franciscan.
  2. (historical) A member of a French populist club during the French Revolution, which met in an old Cordelier convent in Paris.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “Cordelier” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)