a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition
Syn: ↑Catharism
Hypernyms: ↑Christianity, ↑Christian religion, ↑heresy, ↑unorthodoxy

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\\-ˌnizəm\ noun (-s)
Usage: usually capitalized
: the principles and practices of the Albigenses

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Albigenˈsianism noun
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Main Entry:Albigensian

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