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Waldenses Line breaks: Wal|den¦ses
Pronunciation: /wɒlˈdɛnsiːz/

Definition of Waldenses in English:

plural noun

A puritan religious sect based originally in southern France, now chiefly in Italy and America, founded circa 1170 by Peter Valdes (d.1205), a merchant of Lyons.
Example sentences
  • The poorly equipped Waldenses (also called Vaudois) offered heroic resistance.
  • In Germany it targeted a sect called the Waldenses, and pantheists.
  • The proclamational approach of the book of Acts had gradually transferred from Rome to the sectarian movements of the early and mid-Middle Ages: e.g. Paulicians, Albigenses, and Waldenses.



Pronunciation: /wɒlˈdɛnsɪən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Not only the Protestant British enthusiasts for Italy but their Waldensian friends and allies were drawn into the maelstrom.
  • The Waldensian church began during a religious revival near Lyon, France during the twelfth century, predating the Protestant Reformation that swept through Europe in the sixteenth century.
  • He could paint such a picture because the success of popular heretical and evangelical movements, such as the Waldensians and Albigensians, was positively explosive.

Words that rhyme with Waldenses

Albigenses, amanuenses, menses

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