Albigenses

[ al-bi-jen-seez ]
/ ˌæl bɪˈdʒɛn siz /

plural noun

members of a Catharistic sect in the south of France that arose in the 11th century and was exterminated in the 13th century by a crusade (Albigensian Crusade) and the Inquisition.

Origin of Albigenses

< Medieval Latin Albīgēnsēs, plural of Albīgēnsis, equivalent to Albīg(a) Albi + -ēnsis -ensis

Related forms

Al·bi·gen·si·an [al-bi-jen-see-uh n, -shuh n] /ˌæl bɪˈdʒɛn si ən, -ʃən/, adjective, nounAl·bi·gen·si·an·ism, noun
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Albigenses

/ (ˌælbɪˈdʒɛnsiːz) /

pl n

members of a Manichean sect that flourished in S France from the 11th to the 13th century

Derived Forms

Albigensian, adjectiveAlbigensianism, noun

Word Origin for Albigenses

from Medieval Latin: inhabitants of Albi, from Albiga Albi
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