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[al-bi-jen-seez] /ˌæl bɪˈdʒɛn siz/
plural noun
members of a Catharistic sect in the south of France that arose in the 11th century and was exterminated in the 13th century by a crusade (Albigensian Crusade) and the Inquisition.
Origin of Albigenses
< Medieval Latin Albīgēnsēs, plural of Albīgēnsis, equivalent to Albīg(a) Albi + -ēnsis -ensis
Related forms
[al-bi-jen-see-uh n, -shuh n] /ˌæl bɪˈdʒɛn si ən, -ʃən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
Albigensianism, noun Unabridged
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plural noun
members of a Manichean sect that flourished in S France from the 11th to the 13th century
Derived Forms
Albigensian, adjective
Albigensianism, noun
Word Origin
from Medieval Latin: inhabitants of Albi, from AlbigaAlbi
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