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antipope

[ an-ti-pohp ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌpoʊp /
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noun
a person who is elected or claims to be pope in opposition to another held to be canonically chosen.
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Origin of antipope

1570–80; anti- + pope; replacing antipape<Medieval Latin antipāpa, modeled on AntichrīstusAntichrist
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British Dictionary definitions for antipope

antipope
/ (ˈæntɪˌpəʊp) /

noun
a rival pope elected in opposition to one who has been canonically chosen
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