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Cordelier meaning

Cordelier - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. A Franciscan; -- so called in France from the girdle of knotted cord worn by all Franciscans.
  2. 2. 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.

Cordelier - examples of usage

  1. We have all seen Father Poisson, a Cordelier of Paris, who impoverished his convent to pay his mistresses, and who was imprisoned in consequence of the depravity of his manners. - "A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version"", François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh.
  2. Je vous payeray en monnoye de cordelier. - "Bacon is Shake-Speare", Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence.
  3. Mansuete, a Cordelier, was then James's confessor. - "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
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