Definition of morality play
1 : an allegorical play popular especially in the 15th and 16th centuries in which the characters personify abstract qualities or concepts (as virtues, vices, or death)
2 : something (as a court trial) which involves a direct conflict between right and wrong or good and evil and from which a moral lesson may be drawn
First Known Use of morality play
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