Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A body of fanatics who about 1400 appeared in Italy as penitents, clad in white garments. They were suppressed by the pope. Also called White Brethren.

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    Epistles to the Seven Churches in Asia.

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    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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