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Fraticellians

[Little Brethren ]. A sect of the Middle Ages, who claimed to be the only true Church, and threw off all subjection to the Pope, whom they denounced as an apostate. They wholly disappeared in the fifteenth century.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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