Thomas a Becket

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Noun1.Thomas a Becket - (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170Thomas a Becket - (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy