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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A Christian sect of dissenters that originated in southern France in the late 12th century adopted Calvinist doctrines in the 16th century.

Usage examples (31)
  • I came also to the conclusion, that the land which the Lord had given to the Waldenses was a "large" as well as a "good" land.
  • In southern France, there also arose the heretical group known as the Waldenses, the followers of Peter Waldes, who called themselves the Poor of Lyons.
  • Sometimes they were erroneously styled "Waldenses" by their contemporaries.
  • Waldenses, as the most pernicious of all heretics. for more
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