plural noun

Al·​bi·​gen·​ses ˌal-bə-ˈjen-ˌsēz How to pronounce Albigenses (audio)
: members of a Catharistic sect of southern France flourishing primarily in the 12th and 13th centuries
ˌal-bə-ˈjen(t)-shən How to pronounce Albigenses (audio)
adjective or noun
Albigensianism noun

Word History


Medieval Latin, plural of Albigensis, literally, inhabitant of Albi, from Albiga (Albi), France

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Albigenses was in the 14th century

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“Albigenses.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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