adjective see Cathar

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  • Catharist — Cath a*rist, n. [LL. catharista, fr. Gr. ? clean, pure.] One aiming at or pretending to a greater purity of like than others about him; applied to persons of various sects. See {Albigenses}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catharist — See Catharism. * * * …   Universalium

  • Catharist — adjective relating to Cathari and/or according to Catharism Syn: Catharistic …   Wiktionary

  • catharist — cath·a·rist …   English syllables

  • Catharist — /ˈkæθərəst/ (say kathuhruhst) noun 1. → Cathar. –adjective 2. of or relating to this Christian group or its tenets. {Medieval Latin Catharista, from Greek katharizein purify} …   Australian English dictionary

  • catharist — rə̇st noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Late Latin & Medieval Latin Catharista, from Cathar + ista ist : cathar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cathari — • From the Greek katharos, pure, literally puritans , a name specifically applied to, or used by, several sects at various periods Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cathari     Cathari …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Inquisition — • By this term is usually meant a special ecclesiastical institutional for combating or suppressing heresy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Inquisition     Inquisition      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Albigenses — Albigensian /al bi jen see euhn, sheuhn/, adj., n. Albigensianism, n. /al bi jen seez/, members of a Catharistic sect in the south of France that arose in the 11th century and was exterminated in the 13th century by a crusade (Albigensian… …   Universalium

  • Cardenal, Peire — (ca. 1180–ca. 1278)    Peire Cardenal was the most important poet of the Albigensian period in southern France. He is best known for his moral SIRVENTES, many of which are bitter satires and attacks on the clergy and the French nobility.… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

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