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or Te·zel

[tet-suh l]
  1. Jo·hann [yoh-hahn] /ˈyoʊ hɑn/, 1465?–1519, German monk: antagonist of Martin Luther.
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Historical Examples

  • The students at Wittenberg retaliated by burning Tetzel's theses.

    Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8


  • Tiem, the papal pedler, like Tetzel a century later, caused trouble.

    John Hus

    William Dallmann

  • Did it not come out of the foul box of Tetzel the indulgence-monger?

  • The indulgence of the "Inquisitor" Tetzel had proved its power, and rescued her from the fire.

  • Tetzel did likewise, seeming like the old man's pale and creeping shadow.

British Dictionary definitions for tetzel



  1. Johann (joˈhan). ?1465–1519, German Dominican monk. His preaching on papal indulgences provoked Luther's 95 theses at Wittenberg (1517)
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