Arnoldist

noun

Ar·​nold·​ist
ˈärnᵊldə̇st
plural -s
: one of the followers of Arnold of Brescia, who preached against clerical riches and corruption and instigated the Romans to rebel against the temporal power of the pope

Word History

Etymology

Arnold of Brescia (Arnaldo da Brescia) †1155 Italian political reformer + English -ist

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“Arnoldist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arnoldist. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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