Definition of Wyclif, John in English:

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Wyclif, John

Pronunciation: /ˈwiklif/
(also Wycliffe)
(Circa 1330–84), English religious reformer. He criticized the wealth and power of the Church and upheld the Bible as the sole guide for doctrine; Wyclif instituted the first English translation of the complete Bible. His followers were known as Lollards.

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Syllabification: Wyc·lif, John

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