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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Minims (Latin, Fratres Min’imi, least of the brethren).
 
A term of self-abasement assumed by an order of monks founded by St. Francis of Paula, in 1453. The order of St. Francis of Assisi had already engrossed the “humble” title of Fratres Mino’res (inferior brothers). The superior of the minims is called corrector.   1
 


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