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- 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.
a member of Christian sect