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.

  1. One of a sect of early reformers in Germany.

  2. 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.


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