Fri'ar Mi'nor Conven'tual
—pl. Friars Minor Conventual. Rom. Cath. Ch.
a friar belonging to a branch of the Franciscan order that separated from the Observants in the 15th century, and that observes a modification of the rule of St. Francis. Also called Conventual. Cf. Friar Minor, capuchin (def. 4).
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