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(Ordo [Fratrum] Minimorum). Franciscan order founded 1435 by Francis* of Paola; its 1st rule, confirmed 1493, was based on that of Francis* of Assisi; its 2d, sanctioned 1501, was more indep. and entailed abstention not only from meat and fish but also from eggs, cheese, butter, and milk.

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