antipope


noun

  1. a person who is elected or claims to be pope in opposition to another held to be canonically chosen.

noun

  1. a rival pope elected in opposition to one who has been canonically chosen
n.

also anti-pope, early 15c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Medieval Latin antipapa, from Greek anti- “against” (see anti-) + papa (see pope).

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