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  1. of or relating to Wycliffe or the Wycliffites.
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  1. a follower of John Wycliffe; Lollard.
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Origin of Wycliffite

From the Medieval Latin word Wyclefīta, dating back to 1570–80. See Wycliffe, -ite1
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Historical Examples

  • But of course they wished it to be understood that it was for her Wycliffite heresies.

    The White Rose of Langley

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • It became, in fact, the accepted form of the Wycliffite version.

  • The editors of the Wycliffite versions say in the Preface, pp.

  • The various Anglo-Saxon translations and the Wycliffite versions are largely detached from the main line of development.

  • The Wycliffite movement in England was less a doctrinal heterodoxy than a revolt against the Papacy and the priestly hierarchy.

British Dictionary definitions for wycliffite



English history
  1. a follower of John Wycliffe or an adherent of his religious ideas; a Lollard
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  1. of or relating to Wycliffe, his followers, or his religious ideas
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