antipope

[an-ti-pohp]
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noun

a person who is elected or claims to be pope in opposition to another held to be canonically chosen.

Nearby words

  1. antipodes,
  2. antipodes islands,
  3. antipoetic,
  4. antipole,
  5. antipollution,
  6. antiport,
  7. antipoverty,
  8. antiproliferation,
  9. antiproliferative,
  10. antiprothrombin

Origin of antipope

1570–80; anti- + pope; replacing antipape < Medieval Latin antipāpa, modeled on Antichrīstus Antichrist

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British Dictionary definitions for antipope

antipope

noun

a rival pope elected in opposition to one who has been canonically chosen
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Word Origin and History for antipope

antipope

n.

also anti-pope, early 15c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Medieval Latin antipapa, from Greek anti- "against" (see anti-) + papa (see pope).

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