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noun
an allegorical form of the drama current from the 14th to 16th centuries and employing such personified abstractions as Virtue, Vice, Greed, Gluttony, etc.
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Origin of morality play

First recorded in 1925–30
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morality play

noun
a type of drama written between the 14th and 16th centuries concerned with the conflict between personified virtues and vices
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