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Meaning of CATHARIST

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cath"a*rist\, n. [LL. catharista, fr. Gr. ? clean,
pure.]
One aiming at or pretending to a greater purity of like than
others about him; -- applied to persons of various sects. See
{Albigenses}.

 

 

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