Papellards a term used in the 13th century to designate the party which uncompromisingly supported the papacy. It was applied chiefly to the mendicant friars and their adherents, and with special reference to their pietistic affectation of poverty and their arrogant pretense of humility. William of St. Armour (A.D. 1255) uses it not only in reference to the mendicant friars, but applies it also to "those young men and maidens. itinerating about in France, who under pretense of living only for prayer, had really no other object in view than to get rid of work and live on the alms of the pious." When Louis IX was almost persuaded: by the Dominicans to enter their order, he was nicknamed Rex Papellardus (comp. William of St. Amour, De periculis novissimorum temp., quoted in Neander's Ch. Hist. 7:396, Bohn's ed.). It was also a name given to the Beguins. See Robert de Sorbonne in Biblioth. Max. Lugd. 25:350.

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