The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Franciscan \Fran*cis"can\, a. [LL. Franciscus Francis: cf. F.
franciscain.] (R. C. Ch.)
Belonging to the Order of St. Francis of the Franciscans.
Franciscan Brothers, pious laymen who devote themselves to
useful works, such as manual labor schools, and other
educational institutions; -- called also Brothers of the
Third Order of St. Francis.
Franciscan Nuns, nuns who follow the rule of St. Francis,
esp. those of the Second Order of St. Francis, -- called
also Poor Clares or Minoresses.
Franciscan Tertiaries, the Third Order of St. Francis.