Definition of Hussite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəsīt/


A member or follower of the religious movement begun by John Huss. After Huss’s execution the Hussites took up arms against the Holy Roman Empire and demanded a set of reforms that anticipated the Reformation. Most of the demands were granted 1436, and a church was established that remained independent of the Roman Catholic Church until 1620.
Example sentences
  • A compromise between the Hussites and the Catholic Church was not reached until 1436.
  • Both the English Lollards and the Bohemian Hussites were condemned as heretical for their popular condemnation of the sale of indulgences, calls for vernacular translations of the Bible, and free preaching of the gospel.
  • It also relied on ruthless suppression or marginalization of those whom it deemed deviants, such as Jews, Cathars, and Hussites.


Relating to the Hussites.
Example sentences
  • In later remarks he called the symposium a ‘significant’ move toward improving relations between Catholics and the Protestant Hussite tradition.
  • This church and the reinvigorated Czech Protestants looked to the Hussite legacy for inspiration.
  • Nothing could compare with it in geographical breadth or sociological range, certainly not the Hussite revolution of the fifteenth century that was its nearest historical analogue.



Pronunciation: /ˈhəˌsīˌtizəm/
Example sentences
  • The cult of worshiping the saints in the Catholic Church was interrupted by Hussitism and its revival.
  • It may be argued that Hussitism failed to spread due to the death of its leading exponent.
  • The memory of the Huss movement had not completely died out in Poland, and the similarity of Luther's teachings with Hussitism made them popular.

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Syllabification: Huss·ite

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