(in medieval Europe) a member of any of several rigorously ascetic Christian sects maintaining a dualistic theology.
- Also called Cath·a·rist [kath-er-ist]. /ˈkæθ ər ɪst/.
- Cath·a·rism, noun
- Cath·a·ris·tic, adjective
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How to use Cathar in a sentence
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Here seems to belong in the order of development the Cathar Eucharist (see Cathars).
Cathar′sis, evacuation of the bowels; Cathart′ic, a purgative medicine; Cathar′tin, the purgative principle of senna.
British Dictionary definitions for Cathar
a member of a Christian sect in Provence in the 12th and 13th centuries who believed the material world was evil and only the spiritual was good
- Catharism, noun
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