Pet·​ro·​bru·​sian | \ ¦pe‧trō¦brüzhən, -shən \
plural -s

Definition of Petrobrusian

: 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

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History and Etymology for Petrobrusian

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 23 Sep. 2020.

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