Definition of Cordelier in English:


Line breaks: Cor¦del|ier
Pronunciation: /ˌkɔːdəˈlɪə


A Franciscan Observant.
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  • 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.
  • 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.


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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