Definition of Antipope

1. Noun. Someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected. "The antipopes resided in Avignon during the Great Schism"




Definition of Antipope

1. n. One who is elected, or claims to be, pope in opposition to the pope canonically chosen; esp. applied to those popes who resided at Avignon during the Great Schism.

Definition of Antipope

1. Noun. (Christianity) A person who claims or claimed to be the pope as the result of a disputed election, but is not considered by the Roman Catholic Church to be the real pope. ¹

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Definition of Antipope

1. one claiming to be pope in opposition to the one chosen by church law [n -S]

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Literary usage of Antipope

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The Romans had expelled the antipope from the city, and hither Desiderius hastened to consult with the cardinals on the approaching election; finding, ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by ed Andrew Findlater, John Merry Ross (1868)
"1374 Benedict V., Roman 964 (Leo VIII., antipope,) 963 John ... 1086 (Guibert, antipope, assumed the name of Clement III.) Urban II., native of France, . ..."

3. A Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy by John Murray (Firm) (1857)
"1130 Anacletus II. (antipope). 10. Under the Suabian line of Emperors, — AD 1138—1250. 1138 Victor IV. (antipope). 1143 Celestin II. ..."

4. A History of the Commonwealth of Florence: From the Earliest Independence of by Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1865)
"... feudal Signors apply for the protection of Florence — Ambassadors from antipope Benedict in Florence — antipopes—Death of Pope Boniface—Ambassadors from ..."

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