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Hil·de·brand

 (hĭl′də-brănd′)

Hildebrand

(ˈhɪldəˌbrænd)
n
(Biography) the monastic name of Gregory VII
ˌHildeˈbrandian adj, n
ˈHildeˌbrandine adj

Greg•o•ry

(ˈgrɛg ə ri)

n.
Lady Augusta (Isabella Augusta Persse), 1852–1932, Irish playwright.

Greg•o•ry

(ˈgrɛg ə ri)
n.
1. Gregory I, Saint ( “Gregory the Great” ), A.D. c540–604, Italian pope 590–604.
2. Gregory VII, Saint (Hildebrand) c1020–85, Italian pope 1073–85.
3. Gregory XIII, (Ugo Buoncompagni) 1502–85, Italian pope 1572–85.
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Noun1.Hildebrand - the Italian pope who fought to establish the supremacy of the pope over the Roman Catholic Church and the supremacy of the church over the state (1020-1085)
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If indeed "reform" was what distinguished the Hildebrandine papacy, one may be forgiven for asking why this epitheton ornans is not bestowed upon the emperors immediately preceding this period.
The argument, exhaustively buttressed by his vast learning, is that the role assigned by Protestants to the civil magistrate is perfectly compatible with Scripture and goes back arguably to Constantine, certainly to Charlemagne, preceding the doubtful qualifications introduced by the Hildebrandine Reform.