Waldenses(redirected from Valdesi)
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A Christian sect of dissenters that originated in southern France in the late 1100s and adopted Calvinist doctrines in the 1500s. Also called Vaudois.
[Medieval Latin Waldēnsēs, after Peter Waldo.]
Wal·den′sian (-shən) adj. & n.
(Roman Catholic Church) the members of a small sect founded as a reform movement within the Roman Catholic Church by Peter Waldo, a merchant of Lyons in the late 12th century, which in the 16th century joined the Reformation movement. Also called: Vaudois
Waldensian n, adj
Wal•den•ses(wɔlˈdɛn siz, wɒl-)
members of a Christian sect that arose in 1170 in S France under the leadership of Pierre Waldo and that joined the Reformation in the 16th century.
Wal•den′si•an (-si ən, -ʃən) adj., n.