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A member of a sect of religious reformers in England who were followers of John Wycliffe in the 1300s and 1400s.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch Lollaerd, mumbler, mutterer, heretic, from lollen, doze, to mumble.]


(Historical Terms) English history a follower of John Wycliffe during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries
[C14: from Middle Dutch; mutterer, from lollen to mumble (prayers)]
ˈLollardy, ˈLollardry, ˈLollardism n


(ˈlɒl ərd)

an English or Scottish follower of the religious teachings of John Wycliffe.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle Dutch lollaert mumbler (of prayers) =loll(en) to mumble (see lull) + -aert -ard]
Lol′lard•y, Lol′lard•ry, Lol′lard•ism, n.
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But Churchmen were angry, and called his followers Lollards or idle babblers.
After Wyclif's death his followers were gradually crushed out, and the Lollards disappear from our history.
said the knight, "this David Micheldene must be one of those Lollards about whom Father Christopher of the priory had so much to say.
I have come across Moravians and Lollards in Bohemia and Hungary," said Genestas.
Contract notice: Lollard Street Housing Management Homes for Lambeth.
Reformist and Lollard writers were particularly critical of the role that material culture played, both in religious practice and in the lives of religious.
The former hints at how much Lollard heterodoxy concerning signs has in common with more contemporary concerns about what constitutes the human as played out in countless zombie and vampire films.
While the main object of contestation was the doctrine of transubstantiation, Lollard and reformer doctrinal attacks rejected orthodox claims that the consecrating priest "made" the body of Christ.
From a Middle English codicological perspective, there is very little original or distinctive about Lollard books.
Some in the Roman Catholic hierarchy called her a heretic--a Lollard.
Many of the luminaries ofWyclif, Lollard, and late medieval English religious studies are represented here, including Anne Hudson, Fiona Somerset, Peter Marshall, and the late Mary Dove.
Drawing on readings of vernacular medieval texts including Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale and The Pistel of Swete Susan (anonymous) on false witness, sermons, and common law as well as postmodern critiques, Taylor (English, Bryn Mawr College) explores such practices as a framework for late medieval writers' examination of obligations and challenges to a community's authority, as in the case of Lollard heretics.