[ pe-troh-broo-zhuhn, -shuhn ]
/ ˌpɛ troʊˈbru ʒən, -ʃən /
a member of a 12th-century sect in S France that rejected the Mass, infant baptism, prayers for the dead, sacerdotalism, the veneration of the cross, and the building of churches.
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Origin of Petrobrusian
1550–60; <Medieval Latin petrobrusiānus, named after Petrus Brusius Pierre de Bruys, 12th-century Frenchman who founded the sect; see -an
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