from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hus, Jan or John 1372?-1415. Czech religious reformer who was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy. His De Ecclesia questioned the authority and infallibility of the Catholic Church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of house.
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- n. Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415)
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The Czech Republic, home of the 15th century martyr Jan Hus, is today one of Europe’s most secular states.
I also get called Hus-ton, too, instead of Hous-ton.
Hus, which is fulle of all kinde of victuals, and very pleasantly situated.
"That is far too great an honor for me, Lor"Hus" Husband," she stammered, alarmed that the word should come to her lips with such difficulty.
Mitt Ewok Hus er ikke meget interessant, er mitt liv utrolig interessant imidlertid.
Hus under jord hör inte till det man tänker på först när man tänker på en trevlig bostad.
Amid the chaos of the council, Mr. Greenblatt's introduces the tale of Jerome of Prague, a follower of Hus also condemned to be burned for heresy.
John XXIII connived to ensure that Czech reformer Jan Hus was burned at the stake—even as his own position became insecure.
The Marionette Theatre's artistic director, Czech-born storyteller, puppeteer, playwright, author and actor Vít Hořejš, founded CAMT with a fellow émigré after he made the electrifying discovery of a trove of antique marionettes—unused for half a century—in a dusty trunk in the Jan Hus Church on East 74th Street.
Lawyers probably would have been interested in the section on Jan Hus and the concept of the one-way safe conduct.