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Definition of CATHAR
: a member of one of various ascetic and dualistic Christian sects especially of the later Middle Ages teaching that matter is evil and professing faith in an angelic Christ who did not really undergo human birth or death
— Cath·a·rist\-rist\ or Cath·a·ris·tic\ˌka-thə-ˈris-tik\adjective
Origin of CATHAR
Late Latin cathari (plural), from Late Greek katharoi, from Greek, plural of katharos pure