[ wawl-den-seez, wol- ]
/ wɔlˈdɛn siz, wɒl- /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
a Christian sect that arose after 1170 in southern France, under the leadership of Pierre Waldo, a merchant of Lyons, and joined the Reformation movement in the 16th century.
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Also called Vaudois.
Origin of Waldenses
OTHER WORDS FROM WaldensesWal·den·si·an [wawl-den-see-uhn, -shuhn, wol-], /wɔlˈdɛn si ən, -ʃən, wɒl-/, adjective, noun
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How to use Waldenses in a sentence
It was wholly different from the Waldensian movement and its allies.
Florio was a Waldensian teacher, no doubt driven to England by religious persecution.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
It is important to distinguish clearly this Waldensian movement from the so-called Albigensian one.
It was the Bible which had stirred the Waldensian and similar movements; so the Bible was to be kept away from the people.
So far we have sketched the leading points in the creed of the Waldensian Church.The Vaudois of Piedmont|John Napper Worsfold
British Dictionary definitions for Waldenses
/ (wɒlˈdɛnsiːz) /
the members of a small sect founded as a reform movement within the Roman Catholic Church by Peter Waldo, a merchant of Lyons in the late 12th century, which in the 16th century joined the Reformation movementAlso called: Vaudois
Derived forms of WaldensesWaldensian (wɒlˈdɛnsɪən), noun, adjective
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