John, c1320–84, English theologian, religious reformer, and Biblical translator.
- Wyc·liff·ism, Wyc·lif·ism, noun
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How to use Wycliffe in a sentence
Wycliffe translates the Vulgate: “And it as a modir onourid schal meete hym, and as a womman fro virgynyte schal take him.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
Wycliffe believed in a real presence—but he held that it was spiritual and not substantial.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
Except Wycliffe, there is no considerable thinker of these centuries, so far as I know, who is not Nominalist.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
Between this point and the village of Wycliffe lies the most lovely scenery of the Tees.
The preaching of Wycliffe probed still deeper the festering corruption of the dominant Church.
British Dictionary definitions for Wycliffe
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 Lollards: Also: 'Wiclif, 'Wickliffe
- Wycliffism or Wyclifism, noun
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