a religious sect that flourished in the south of France c. 1020-1250 and was finally suppressed for heresy
Origin of AlbigensesML, after Albi, town in southern France
The members of a Catharist religious sect of southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries, exterminated by the Inquisition for heresy.
Origin of AlbigensesMedieval Latin Albig&emacron;ns&emacron;s, pl. of Albig&emacron;nsis, inhabitant of Albiga, Albi, a town of southern France where the sect was dominant.