• WordNet 3.6
    • n Albigenses a Christian religious sect in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; believers in Albigensianism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Albigenses (Eccl. Hist) A sect of reformers opposed to the church of Rome in the 12th centuries.The Albigenses were a branch of the Cathariststhe pure). They were exterminated by crusades and the Inquisition. They were distinct from the Waldenses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Albigenses A collective name for the members of several anti-sacerdotal sects in the south of France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries: so called from Albi, in Languedoc, where they were dominant. They revolted from the Church of Rome, were charged with Manichæan errors, and were so vigorously persecuted that, as sects, they had in great part disappeared by the end of the thirteenth century.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Albigenses al-bi-jen′sēz a name applied to antisacerdotal sects in the south of France during the 12th and 13th centuries, infected with Manichæan heresy, and extirpated with the most horrible cruelties.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Albi, and Albigeois, a town and its district in the south of France, in which the sect abounded
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
The town Albi.


In literature:

Who has not heard of the Cathars or Albigenses of the Middle Ages?
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
War against the Albigenses 223 1215.
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
The Order of Dominicans grew out of the little band of volunteers that had joined Dominic in his mission among the Albigenses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
The Albigenses and the Waldenses are both examples of this.
"The Book of This and That" by Robert Lynd
Complications arose from the coming of persecuted peoples; the Albigenses from France, the Waldenses from Italy, and the Anabaptists.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
This distinction is thoroughly Manichean, and leaves no doubt as to the origin of the Albigenses.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
The order of Black Friars owe their origin to the famous Dominick, notorious for his zeal in the persecution of the Albigenses.
"Rambles in an Old City comprising antiquarian, historical, biographical and political associations" by S. S. Madders
Since all matter is under the control of the evil principle, maintained the Albigenses, all flesh is evil.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
To these succeeded the Waldenses, Albigenses, and other true worshippers in the valleys of Piedmont.
"The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets" by Eleazar Lord
The city suffered greatly from the wars of the Goths, the Albigenses, and later the civil wars of the Protestants and Catholics.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun