Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
a religious order in the church of Rome, founded by St. Francis de Paula, towards the end of the fifteenth century. Their habit is a coarse black woollen stuff, with a woollen girdle of the same colour, tied in five knots. They are not permitted to quit their habit and girdle night nor day. Formerly they went barefooted, but are now allowed the use of shoes.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Minims'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/m/minims.html. 1802.