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A Franciscan Observant.
- ‘A vast stretch of dark silk cloth covers almost the entire length (56 meters [184 feet]) of one of the two large halls of the Convent of the Cordeliers.’
- ‘Even today, La Paix [Peace] illuminates the nearby old Chapel of the Cordeliers.’
- ‘On 6 March section Marat, where the Cordeliers were located, declared itself in a state of uprising ‘until the people's murderers are exterminated’, and marched to the Hôtel de Ville to demand action.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, from cordelle small rope, diminutive of corde (see cord). The name derives from the knotted cord worn by the Cordeliers around the waist.
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