Waldenses
noun plural Etymology: Middle English Waldensis, from Medieval Latin Waldenses, Valdenses, from Peter Waldo (or Valdo) Date: 15th century a Christian sect arising in southern France in the 12th century, adopting Calvinist doctrines in the 16th century, and later living chiefly in Piedmont • Waldensian adjective or noun

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  • Waldenses — • An heretical sect which appeared in the second half of the twelfth century Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Waldenses     Waldenses      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • WALDENSES — eôdem circiter tempore, cum Albigensigus, de quibus supra, Lugduni exorti hincque Pauperes dicti de Lugduno, sicut a Waldo (vide supra voce Valdo) Waldenses seu Valdenses: quaedam cum Albigensibus habuerunt dogmata communia, ut vidimus.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Waldenses — [wäl den′sēz] pl.n. [ME waldensis < ML waldenses, after Peter Waldo, 12th c. Fr merchant and founder of the sect] a sect of dissenters from the Roman Catholic Church which arose about 1170 in S France: excommunicated in 1184, they survive esp …   English World dictionary

  • Waldenses — Wal*den ses (?; 277), n. pl. [So called from Petrus Waldus, or Peter Waldo, a merchant of Lyons, who founded this sect about a. d. 1170.] (Eccl. Hist.) A sect of dissenters from the ecclesiastical system of the Roman Catholic Church, who in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • WALDENSES —    a Christian community founded in 1170 in the south of France, on the model of the primitive Church, by Peter Walden, a rich citizen of Lyons, and who were driven by persecution from country to country until they settled in Piedmont under the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Waldenses —  Puritanical Christian sect originating in the twelfth century …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Waldenses — n. Vaudois, small Christian sect that originated in southern France that arose with the Roman Catholic Church in the 12th and during the 16th joined the Reformation and adopted Calvinist doctrines …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Waldenses — [wɒl dɛnsi:z] plural noun a puritan religious sect originating in southern France. Derivatives Waldensian adjective &noun Origin named after the founder, Peter Valdes (d.1205) …   English new terms dictionary

  • waldenses — wal·den·ses …   English syllables

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