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or Wyc·lif, Wick·liffe, Wic·lif

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

  • For one person that Wycliffe stirred in England, he stirred hundreds in Bohemia.

    History of the Moravian Church

    J. E. Hutton

  • He had studied the writings of Wycliffe and of Hus, and often appealed to Wycliffe in his works.

  • He objected, like Wycliffe, to the union of Church and State.

  • It is found in no medival writer, and was taught neither by Wycliffe nor by Hus.

  • And this Father Wycliffe hopes to effect, if God grant him grace.

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt

British Dictionary definitions for 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
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Derived FormsWycliffism or Wyclifism, noun
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