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Wal•den•seswɔlˈdɛn siz, wɒl-(n.pl.)

  1. members of a Christian sect that arose in 1170 in S France under the leadership of Pierre Waldo and that joined the Reformation in the 16th century.

    Category: Religion

Origin of Waldenses:

pl. of ME Waldensis < ML, after Pierre Waldo ; see -ensis

Wal•den′si•an-si ən, -ʃən(adj.; n.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waldenses

    a sect of dissenters from the ecclesiastical system of the Roman Catholic Church, who in the 13th century were driven by persecution to the valleys of Piedmont, where the sect survives. They profess substantially Protestant principles

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