• IPA: /ˈkæθɑɹ/

Cathar (plural Cathari)

  1. 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’.
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