Waldenses meaning

wŏl-dĕnsēz, wôl-
A Christian sect of dissenters that originated in southern France in the late 1100s and adopted Calvinist doctrines in the 1500s.
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A sect of dissenters from the Roman Catholic Church which arose about 1170 in S France: excommunicated in 1184, they survive esp. in NW Italy.
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Origin of waldenses

  • Medieval Latin Waldēnsēs after Peter Waldo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition