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antipope Explained

antipope at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

antipope at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In Roman Catholicism, a person who tries to take the place of the legitimately elected pope. Some antipopes were elected by factions in doctrinal disagreements, and others were chosen in double elections arbitrated by secular authorities or picked as third candidates in an effort to resolve such disputes. The principal age of the antipope came after the papal court was moved from Rome to Avignon in the 14th cent. (see Avignon papacy), an event that led to the Western Schism of 1378-1417. During this era, the popes now considered canonical were elected in Rome, and the antipopes were elected in Avignon.

Antipope at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Antipope \An"ti*pope\, 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.

antipope at English (WD) Of Explained:

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From Inter: etyl » frm Inter: term » antipape (later assimilated to Inter: prefix » anti|pope), from Inter: etyl » ML. Inter: term » antipapa|antipāpa.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈantɪpəʊp/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: Christianit » y 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. 2007, Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon, Blue Bridge 2008, p. 59:
    2. : Meanwhile support for the ‘puppet’ antipope Nicholas V, deprived of his protector and by now excommunicated along with his emperor, rapidly withered away.


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  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Gegenpapst|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|motpåve|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * schism
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