A member of a sect of religious reformers in England who were followers of John Wycliffe in the 1300s and 1400s.
Any of the followers of John Wycliffe in 14th- and 15th-cent. England.
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Origin of lollard
Middle English from Middle Dutch Lollaerdmumbler, mutterer, hereticfromlollendoze, to mumble
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Lollard Sentence Examples
Being the first Lollard to be put to death he was burned at St Paul's Cross in March 1401.
It would appear, however, as if at first at all events the persecution was directed not so much against the Biblical text itself as against the Lollard interpretations which accompanied it.
Of the Lollard movement in Scotland but little is known, but a curious relic has come down to our times in the shape of a New Testament of Purvey's Revision in the Scottish dialect of the early 16th century.