Waldensian Wal*den"sian, a. Of or pertaining to the Waldenses. -- n. One Holding the Waldensian doctrines. [1913 Webster]

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  • Waldensian — c.1600, from Waldenses (plural), mid 15c., from Medieval Latin, apparently from Waldensis, a variant form of the surname of Peter Waldo, the preacher who originated the sect c.1170 in southern France. Excommunicated 1184, they eventually were… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Waldensian — adjective or noun see Waldenses …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Waldensian — See Waldenses. * * * …   Universalium

  • Waldensian — n. member of the Waldenses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Waldensian — ♦ A follower of Peter Waldo, a twelfth century advocate of the apostolic life, who eventually broke with the church over his claim to the right to preach without authorization. (Lynch, Joseph H. The Medieval Church: A Brief History, 366) …   Medieval glossary

  • waldensian — wal·den·si·an …   English syllables

  • waldensian — I. (ˈ) ̷ ̷|den(t)sēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Waldenses + English an : of, relating to, or constituting the Waldenses II. noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Waldensian Evangelical Church — The Waldensian Evangelical Church is an Italian historical Protestant denomination, started from predications of Peter Waldo in 1173.After Protestant Reformation, the small church absorbed Calvinist theology and became the Italian branch of… …   Wikipedia

  • Union of Methodist and Waldensian Churches — The Union of Methodist and Waldensian Churches is an Italian united church.It was founded in 1975 with the union of the Waldensian Evangelical Church (a reformed church which has pre Lutheran roots) and the Italian Methodist Church.It has 50,000… …   Wikipedia

  • Waldenses — Waldensian /wawl den see euhn, sheuhn, wol /, adj., n. /wawl den seez, wol /, n. (used with a sing. v.) a Christian sect that arose after 1170 in southern France, under the leadership of Pierre Waldo, a merchant of Lyons, and joined the… …   Universalium

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