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antipope

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noun an·ti·pope \ˈan-ti-ˌpōp\

Definition of antipope

  1. :  one elected or claiming to be pope in opposition to the pope canonically chosen



Origin and Etymology of antipope

Middle English antepope, from Middle French antipape, from Medieval Latin antipapa, from anti- + papa pope


First Known Use: 15th century


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