Albigenses Al`bi*gen"ses, ||Albigeois Al`bi`geois", n. pl. [From Albi and Albigeois, a town and its district in the south of France, in which the sect abounded.] (Eccl. Hist.) A sect of reformers opposed to the church of Rome in the 12th centuries. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Albigenses were a branch of the Catharists (the pure). They were exterminated by crusades and the Inquisition. They were distinct from the Waldenses. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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