or Wyc·lif, Wick·liffe, Wic·lif

[ wik-lif ]
/ ˈwɪk lɪf /


John,c1320–84, English theologian, religious reformer, and Biblical translator.

Related forms

Wyc·liff·ism, Wyc·lif·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for john wycliffe



/ (ˈwɪklɪf) /


John. ?1330–84, English religious reformer. A precursor of the Reformation, whose writings were condemned as heretical, he attacked the doctrines and abuses of the Church. He instigated the first complete translation of the Bible into English. His followers were called LollardsAlso: 'Wiclif, 'Wickliffe

Derived Forms

Wycliffism or Wyclifism, noun
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