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Azymites

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A term of reproach used by the schismatic Greeks since the eleventh century against the Latins, who, together with the Armenians and the Maronites, celebrate the Holy Eucharist with unleavened bread.

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Azymes

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Unfermented cakes used by the Jews in their various sacrifices and religious rites.

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Aztecs

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A surname applied to the tribe of the Mexica, or Chichimeca Mexitin, which occupied aboriginal Mexico, in more or less contiguous groups, at the beginning of the sixteenth century, when the Spaniards first came into contact with them.

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Azotus

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Three uses, one of the five great cities of the Philistines, the mountain to which Bacchides pursued the Jews in battle, and a titular see of Palestine situated near the seacoast, between Jaffa and Ascalon.

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Azores

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An archipelago situated in that tract of the Atlantic Ocean which is known to mariners as the Sargasso Sea.

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Azor, Juan

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Professor of philosophy and later of theology, both dogmatic and moral, at Piacenza, Alcalá, and Rome. (1559-1603)

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Azevedo, Luiz de

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An Ethiopic missionary and scholar, born, probably at Carrezedo Montenegro, in the Diocese of Braga, in Portugal, in 1573; died in Ethiopia in 1634.

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Azarias, Brother

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Educator, essayist, litterateur, and philosopher, b. near Killenaule, County Tipperary, Ireland, 29 June, 1847.

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Azaria, Aristaces

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A Catholic Armenian abbot and archbishop, b. at Constantinople, 18 July, 1782; d. at Vienna, 6 May, 1854.

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Azara, Féliz de

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Spanish naturalist, b. at Barbunales in Aragon, 18 May, 1746; d. 1811.

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Aymeric of Piacenza

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A learned Dominican, b. at Piacenza, Italy; d. at Bologna, 19 August, 1327.

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Aymará

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Tribe of sedentary Indians inhabiting the northern sections of Bolivia.

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Aylward, James Ambrose Dominic

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Theologian and poet, born at Leeds, 4 April, 1813; died at Hinckley (England), 5 October, 1872.

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Ayllón, Lucas Vésquez de

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This Spanish discoverer of Chesapeake Bay, and the first who tried to find a northwest passage from Europe to Asia, date of birth uncertain; died 18 October, 1526.

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Axum

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A titular metropolitan see of ancient Christian Ethiopia.

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Avril, Philippe

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Jesuit, born at Angouleme, France, 16 September, 1654; died in a shipwreck in 1698.

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Avranches, Council of

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In 1172 (September 27-28) a Council was held at Avranches in France, apropos of the troubles caused in the English Church by the murder of St. Thomas Becket.

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Avitus, Saint

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Anti-Arian Bishop of Vienne, converted King Sigismund, was a renowned poet, d. about 518.

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Avila, Sancho de

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Born at Avila of the Kings, in Old Castile, 1546, and named after the place of his birth; died at Plasencia, in the same province, 6 or 7 December, 1625.

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Avila, Francisco de

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Curate or vicar in the province of Huarochiri of Peru, later curate at Huánaco, finally Canon of the Church of La Plata, in Bolivia.

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