Wyclifite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wyclifite A follower of Wyclif, the English reformer; a Lollard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wyclifite Of or pertaining to John Wyclif or de Wyclif (a name also written Wiclif, Wickliffe, Wyckliffe, and in various other ways reflecting the varying orthography of his time, properly in modern spelling Wickliff), an English theologian, reformer, and translator of the Bible from the Vulgate (died 1384).
    • n wyclifite One of the followers of Wyclif, commonly called Lollards. Wyclif's doctrines, propagated in his lifetime and later by open-air preachers called “poor priests,” largely coincided with the later teachings of Luther.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Wyclifite wik′lif-īt pertaining to the English reformer and translator of the Bible, John Wycliffe (1325-84)
    • n Wyclifite a follower of Wycliffe; a Lollard
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Usage

In literature:

The Wyclifite movement in England was less a doctrinal heterodoxy than a revolt against the Papacy and the priestly hierarchy.
"German Culture Past and Present" by Ernest Belfort Bax
The impulse towards prose-writing may perhaps be dated from about 1380, the date of the first Wyclifite translation of the Bible.
"Fifteenth Century Prose and Verse" by Various
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