Cathari, or Catharists

Cathari, or Catharists (Cath`ari, or Catharists) , i.e. purists or puritans, a sect of presumably Gnostic derivation, scattered here and there under different names over the S. and W. of Europe during the Middle Ages, who held the Manichæan doctrine of the radically sinful nature of the flesh, and the necessity of mortifying all its desires and affections to attain purity of soul.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Catesby, Robert * Catharine, St., of Alexandria
Catacombs
Catalani, Angelica
Catalonia
Catamar`ca
Cata`nia
Catanza`ro
Categorical imperative
Categories
Catesby, Mark
Catesby, Robert
Cath`ari, or Catharists
Catharine, St., of Alexandria
Catharine I.
Catharine II. the Great
Catharine de' Medici
Catharine of Aragon
Catharine of Braganza
Catharine of Sienna
Catharine of Valois
Catharine Parr
Catharine Theot