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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. A Christian sect of dissenters that originated in southern France in the late 12th century and adopted Calvinist doctrines in the 16th century. Also called Vaudois.

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  • n. Plural form of Waldense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A sect of dissenters from the ecclesiastical system of the Roman Catholic Church, who in the 13th century were driven by persecution to the valleys of Piedmont, where the sect survives. They profess substantially Protestant principles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Waldensians.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Christian sect of dissenters that originated in southern France in the late 12th century adopted Calvinist doctrines in the 16th century

Etymologies

Medieval Latin Waldēnsēs, after Peter Waldo.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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