Albigenses is a see also of cathar.
As a proper noun albigenses
is the inhabitants of albi, a city in southern france.
As a noun cathar is
a member of certain so self-styled novatian and other christian sects embracing a form of dualism and extraordinary practices adhering to mary magdalene's teachings, persecuted by roman catholics as heretics.
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(en proper noun
The inhabitants of Albi, a city in southern France.
(historical) A sect of reformers opposed to the church of Rome in the 12th century; a branch of the Catharists, distinct from the Waldenses.
A member of certain so self-styled Novatian and other Christian sects embracing a form of dualism and extraordinary practices adhering to Mary Magdalene's teachings, persecuted by Roman Catholics as heretics.
:The Albigenses, famous Cathars in and around Albi (southern France), were eradicated in a bloody ‘crusade’.
Most often used in the plural.
* Bogomil, Bogomile