morality play


Definition of MORALITY PLAY

:  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)
:  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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