Definition of Cathari
1. Noun. A Christian religious sect in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; believers in Albigensianism.
Generic synonyms: Religious Order, Religious Sect, Sect
Derivative terms: Albigensian
Definition of Cathari
1. Noun. (plural of Cathar) ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cathari
Literary usage of Cathari
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The Novatians of the third century were frequently known as cathari, and the term was ... In its more usual sense, cathari was a general designation for the ..."
2. A History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker (1918)
"Its adherents were called cathari, as the " Pure," or Albigenses, from Albi, one of their chief seats in southern France. With the ascetic and enthusiastic ..."
3. Manual of Universal Church History by Johannes Baptist Alzog (1876)
"Having spread among the cathari, they were the objects of a most cruel persecution ... The cathari and the Albigenses. LITERATURE: Accounts of contemporary, ..."
4. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"The cathari.—Opposition to hierarchical pretensions led to the spread of secte, ... The most widely current name of cathari, from early times a favourite ..."
5. A history of the Christian Church. Middle age by Charles Hardwick (1853)
"One school5 of cathari continued, it is true, ... The last writer has pointed out many particulars which show the close ntti- nity between the cathari and ..."
6. A Manual of the History of Dogmas by Bernard John Otten (1918)
"The cathari or Albigenses.— These heretics are usually considered as the lineal descendants of the fourth-century Manichaeans, for whose conversion St. ..."
7. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"In Greek they were called cathari, or " Puritans." They The accepted the New Testament, but set cathari, or ]ittie store by the Old; they laughed the ..."