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Waldenses

noun plural Wal·den·ses \wl-ˈden(t)-(ˌ)sēz, wäl-\

Definition of WALDENSES

:  a Christian sect arising in southern France in the 12th century, adopting Calvinist doctrines in the 16th century, and later living chiefly in Piedmont
Wal·den·sian \-ˈden(t)-shən, -ˈden(t)-sē-ən\ adjective or noun

Origin of WALDENSES

Middle English Waldensis, from Medieval Latin Waldenses, Valdenses, from Peter Waldo (or Valdo)
First Known Use: 15th century

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