or Wyc·lif, Wick·liffe, Wic·lif

  1. John,c1320–84, English theologian, religious reformer, and Biblical translator.
Related formsWyc·liff·ism, Wyc·lif·ism, noun
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Historical Examples of wickliffe

  • Under this tree Wickliffe preached, and Queen Elizabeth dined.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland

  • Wickliffe is supposed to have retired from the storm, into an obscure part of the kingdom.

  • When Wickliffe translated the Gospel, he rendered the verse at Matt.

    Charles Carleton Coffin

    William Elliot Griffis, D. D.

  • Wickliffe gave to the world a version of the Holy Bible in English.

    Jesus the Christ

    James Edward Talmage

  • The Wickliffe boyis a knight-errant born out of time, she said.

British Dictionary definitions for wickliffe



  1. variant spellings of (John) Wycliffe



  1. 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 FormsWycliffism or Wyclifism, noun
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