Of or with respect to the Albigenses
- of or relating to Albigenses or Albigensianism
- Of or with respect to the Albigenses.
c.1600, "relating into Albigenses," Catharist religious reformers of southern France c.1020-1250, Medieval Latin Albigenses (12c.), from French Albi, name of the town in Languedoc in which they lived and had been initially condemned as heretics (1176). The town name is from Roman personal name Albius, from Latin albus "white" (see alb).
(a.) Of or related to the Albigenses.
When the Church and the needy and fanatical nobles of northern and central France destroyed the feudal dynasty of Toulouse and the rich civilization of the south in the Albigensian crusade, it was for Philip Augustus that their leader, Simon de Montfort, all unknowing, conquered Languedoc. At last, instead of the two Frances of the langue doc and the lax gue dorl, there was but one royal France comprising the whole kingdom.