[pe-troh-broo-zhuh n, -shuh n] /ˌpɛ troʊˈbru ʒən, -ʃən/

a member of a 12th-century sect in S France that rejected the Mass, infant baptism, prayers for the dead, sacerdotalism, the veneration of the cross, and the building of churches.


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