- Antipope• A false claimant of the Holy See in opposition to a pontiff canonically elected
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- AntipopeAntipope† Catholic_Encyclopedia ► AntipopeA false claimant of the Holy See in opposition to a pontiff canonically elected. At various times in the history of the Church illegal pretenders to the Papal Chair have arisen, and frequently exercised pontifical functions in defiance of the true occupant. Hergenröther enumerates thirty in the following order:♦ Hippolytus (?), III century♦ Novatian, 251♦ Felix II, 355-365♦ Ursicinus, 366-367♦ Eulalius, 418-419♦ Laurentius, 498-501♦ Constantine II, 767♦ Philip, VIII century♦ Anastasius, 855♦ Leo VIII, 956-963♦ Boniface VII, 974♦ John XVI, X century♦ Gregory, 1012♦ Sylvester III, 1044♦ Benedict X, 1058♦ Honorius II, 1061-72♦ Guibert or Clement III, 1080-1100♦ Theodoric, 1100♦ Aleric, 1102♦ Maginulf, 1105♦ Burdin (Gregory VIII), 1118♦ Anacletus II, 1130-38♦ Victor IV, 1159-64♦ Pascal III, 1164-68♦ Calixtus III, 1168-77♦ Innocent III, 1178-80♦ Nicholas V, 1328-30♦ Amadeus of Savoy (Felix V), November, 1439 to April, 1449Transcribed by Paul T. Crowley Dedicated to Pope John Paul II
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil Obstat. 1910.
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Antipope — An ti*pope, n. One who is elected, or claims to be, pope in opposition to the pope canonically chosen; esp. applied to those popes who resided at Avignon during the Great Schism. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
antipope — (n.) also anti pope, early 15c. (mid 13c. in Anglo Latin), from M.L. antipapa, from Gk. anti against (see ANTI (Cf. anti )) + papa (see POPE (Cf. pope)) … Etymology dictionary
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antipope — /an ti pohp /, n. a person who is elected or claims to be pope in opposition to another held to be canonically chosen. [1570 80; ANTI + POPE; r. antipape < ML antipapa, modeled on Antichristus ANTICHRIST] * * * In Roman Catholicism, a person who… … Universalium
antipope — noun Etymology: Middle English antepope, from Middle French antipape, from Medieval Latin antipapa, from anti + papa pope Date: 15th century one elected or claiming to be pope in opposition to the pope canonically chosen … New Collegiate Dictionary
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