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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.]
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(Roman Catholic Church) a rival pope elected in opposition to one who has been canonically chosen
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a person who is elected or claims to be pope in opposition to another held to be canonically chosen.
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|Noun||1.||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"|
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antipope[ˈæntɪpəʊp] N → antipapa m
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n → Gegenpapst m
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