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an·ti·pope

 (ăn′tĭ-pōp′)
n.
A person claiming to be or elected pope in opposition to the one chosen by church law, as during a schism.

[Middle English, from Old French antipape, from Medieval Latin antipāpa : Latin anti-, anti- + pāpa, pope; see pope.]

antipope

(ˈæntɪˌpəʊp)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) a rival pope elected in opposition to one who has been canonically chosen

an•ti•pope

(ˈæn tɪˌpoʊp)

n.
a person who is elected or claims to be pope in opposition to another held to be canonically chosen.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antipope - someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected; "the antipopes resided in Avignon during the Great Schism"
Translations
Gegenpapst

antipope

[ˈæntɪpəʊp] Nantipapa m

antipope

nGegenpapst m