from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An appellation of different early and medieval religious sects; the Catharists. See Catharist.
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- n. a Christian religious sect in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; believers in Albigensianism
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Waldenses, of whom a popish historiographer speaketh thus: (252) _Alius in libris cathari dicuntur, quibus respondent qui hodie in Anglia puriorum doctrinam __ præ se ferunt_.