Vaudois

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Vaudois a Christian sect of dissenters that originated in southern France in the late 12th century adopted Calvinist doctrines in the 16th century
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vaudois A modern name of the Waldenses.
    • Vaudois An inhabitant, or the inhabitants, of the Swiss canton of Vaud.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Vaudois The dialect spoken in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.
    • n Vaudois An inhabitant or the inhabitants of the canton of Vaud.
    • Vaudois Pertaining to the canton of Vaud or to its inhabitants.
    • Vaudois A member or the members of the religious body generally known as Waldenses. See Waldensian.
    • Vaudois Pertaining to the Vaudois or Waldenses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vaudois vō-dwo′ a native of Vaud: the dialect spoken in Vaud
    • adj Vaudois pertaining to Vaud or its people
    • n Vaudois vō-dwo′ one of the Waldenses (q.v.)
    • adj Vaudois Waldensian
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

His conduct to Warner, the poor Vaudois, and Marshal Ney, showed that.
"The Romany Rye" by George Borrow
In Venice he constantly, with his sister, joined the congregation of an Italian minister of the little Vaudois church there.
"Life and Letters of Robert Browning" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
The art of printing came to the aid of the opposition begun by the Vaudois and the Albigenses.
"Catherine de' Medici" by Honore de Balzac
I frequently went to see my father at Nion, a small city in the Vaudois country, where he was now settled.
"The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
One of their methods of making converts was borrowed from the persecutions of the Vaudois.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
Amongst the Vaudois lycanthropy was also widely prevalent, and many of these werwolves were brought to trial and executed.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
In 1630 the plague swept away one-half of the Vaudois population, including fifteen of their seventeen pastors.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
The officers of the Vaudois Church are pastors, evangelists, elders, and deacons.
"The Vaudois of Piedmont" by John Napper Worsfold
I purpose here no description in full of the territory of the Vaudois, or of the people of the Vaudois.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
It was the judgment of the peasants of the Vaudois two hundred and fifty years ago!
"The Origins and Destiny of Imperial Britain" by J. A. Cramb
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