albigensian crusade

Albigenses

[al-bi-jen-seez]
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:
< Medieval Latin Albīgēnsēs, plural of Albīgēnsis, equivalent to Albīg(a) Albi + -ēnsis -ensis

Albigensian [al-bi-jen-see-uhn, -shuhn] , adjective, noun
Albigensianism, noun
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Albigenses (ˌælbɪˈdʒɛnsiːz)
 
pl n
members of a Manichean sect that flourished in S France from the 11th to the 13th century
 
[from Medieval Latin: inhabitants of Albi, from AlbigaAlbi]
 
Albi'gensian
 
adj
 
Albi'gensianism
 
n

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