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 (hŭs′īt′, ho͝os′-)
A follower of the religious reformer John Hus.
Of or relating to John Hus or his religious theories.

Huss′it′ism n.


the doctrines of a reformist and nationalistic movement initiated by John Huss in Bohemia about 1402, especially its reflection of Wycliffite emphases upon clerical purity, communion in both bread and wine for the laity, and the supreme authority of the Scriptures. Also Hussism. — Hussite, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
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Over the past two decades Thomas Fudge has established himself as one of the leading authorities on the early fifteenth-century Bohemian heretic-martyr, Jan Hus and the eponymous central European, pre-Reformation, religious reform movement, Hussitism.
In it Smahel explores the heritage of the studium in the context of the national tradition, symbols, and vocabulary of the university, the prosopography of the medical faculty, some aspects of the relationship of the school to Hussitism, the controversial developments that led to the royal decree of Kutna Hora (Kuttenberg) in 1409 and the subsequent withdrawal of German students from Prague, and the career of humanists at the university.
The Czech Brethren, who settled down in Great Poland after 1548, had their origins in moderate Hussitism, and their confession tended toward Calvinism.
However, the Czech flame flickered silently until it came to the surface in the pre-Reformation movement known as Hussitism in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.