What does waldenses mean?

Definitions for waldenseswɔlˈdɛn siz, wɒl-

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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

  2. Origin: [So called from Petrus Waldus, or Peter Waldo, a merchant of Lyons, who founded this sect about a. d. 1170.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Waldenses

    wol-den′sēz, n.pl. a famous Christian community of austere morality and devotion to the simplicity of the Gospel, which originally grew out of an anti-sacerdotal movement originated by Peter Waldo of Lyons in the second half of the 12th century—long cruelly persecuted, but still flourishing in the valleys of the Cottian Alps.—adj. and n. Walden′sian.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waldenses in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waldenses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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