plural -s
: a member of a 12th-century French sect rejecting infant baptism, the mass, prayers for the dead, and the veneration of the cross and opposing the construction of churches

Word History


Medieval Latin petrobrusianus, from Petrus Brusius Pierre de Bruys †about 1126 French religious reformer who founded the sect of the Petrobrusians + Latin -anus -an

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“Petrobrusian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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