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Meaning of LOLLARD

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lol"lard\, n. [LL. Lollardi, Lullardi, from Walter
Lolhardus, a German; cf. LG. & D. lollen to mumble, to hum,
sing in a murmuring strain; hence, OD. lollaerd a mumbler, i.
e., of prayers or psalms, which was prob. the origin of the
name. See {Loll}, {Lull}.] (Eccl. Hist.)
(a) One of a sect of early reformers in Germany.
(b) One of the followers of Wyclif in England. [Called also
    {Loller}.]

          By Lollards all know the Wyclifities are meant, so
          called from Walter Lollardus, one of their teachers
          in Germany.                          --Fuller.

 

 

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