- an English or Scottish follower of the religious teachings of John Wycliffe from the 14th to the 16th centuries.
Origin of Lollard
Examples from the Web for lollard
The spot of execution was called Lollard's pit, without Bishopsgate, at Norwich.Fox's Book of Martyrs
It cheerfully revived the old acts for the burning of Lollard heretics.The Reign of Mary Tudor
W. Llewelyn Williams.
Le Despenser was a Lollard house by tradition and inheritance.
And that she was a Lollard few can doubt who read her will with attention.
So the Lollard friends parted: and so went Salisbury to his death.
- English history a follower of John Wycliffe during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries
Word Origin and History for lollard
name for certain heretics, late 14c. (in Chaucer, Loller, c.1386), from Middle Dutch lollaerd, applied pejoratively to members of reforming sects c.1300 who devoted themselves to the care of the sick and poor, literally "mumbler, mutterer," so called by critics who regarded them as heretics pretending to humble piety, from lollen "to mumble or doze." Generic late Middle English term for groups suspected of heresy, especially followers of John Wyclif.