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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the precursors of the Reformation; -- a nickname corresponding to Lollard, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ecclesiastical history, a name given to the members of a French sect of about the fourteenth century, which held views very similar to those of the Brethren of the Free Spirit.

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  • thefreedictionary says:

    One of the precursors of the Reformation; - a nickname corresponding to Lollard, etc.

    it is supposed to connote a heretic

    April 28, 2009