plural noun
Al·​bi·​gen·​ses | \ ˌal-bə-ˈjen-ˌsēz How to pronounce Albigenses (audio) \

Definition of Albigenses

: members of a Catharistic sect of southern France flourishing primarily in the 12th and 13th centuries

Other Words from Albigenses

Albigensian \ ˌal-​bə-​ˈjen(t)-​shən How to pronounce Albigenses (audio) , -​ˈjen(t)-​sē-​ən \ adjective or noun
Albigensianism \ ˌal-​bə-​ˈjen(t)-​shə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Albigenses (audio) , -​sē-​ə-​ˌni-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Albigenses

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Albigenses

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

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“Albigenses.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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