Poor Clare

Poor Clare
noun Date: 1608 a member of an austere order of nuns founded by St. Clare under the direction of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, in 1212

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  • poor clare — noun Usage: usually capitalized P&C : a nun of an order founded early in the 13th century at Assisi by St. Clare under the direction of St. Francis * * * Poor Clare see under ↑Clare • • • Main Entry: ↑poor * * * Poor Clare «klair», a member of an …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Clare of Assisi, Saint — 1194 1253, Italian nun: founder of the Franciscan order of nuns. Also, Clara of Assisi. * * * born July 16, 1194, Assisi, duchy of Spoleto died Aug. 11, 1253, Assisi; canonized 1255; feast day August 11 Founder of the order of Poor Clares… …   Universalium

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