catharism definition

  • noun:
    • The process of making a surface chemically clean.
    • a Christian motion regarded as being a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in south France into the 12th and 13th hundreds of years; described as dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed maxims, one great plus one evil); ended up being exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition

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