\fɹˌatɹɪt͡ʃˈɛli], \fɹˌatɹɪtʃˈɛli], \f_ɹ_ˌa_t_ɹ_ɪ_tʃ_ˈɛ_l_i]\
Definitions of FRATRICELLI, FRATRICELLIANS
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(eccles.) A sect of schismatic Franciscans established in Italy in 1294. They claimed to be the only true church, and denounced the pope, whose authority they threw off, as an apostate. They made all perfection consist in poverty, forbade oaths, and discountenanced marriage, and were accused by their opponents of very lewd practices. The sect is said to have continued till the Reformation, which they embraced.
By Daniel Lyons
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