antipope

antipope

[an-ti-pohp]
noun
a person who is elected or claims to be pope in opposition to another held to be canonically chosen.

Origin:
1570–80; anti- + pope; replacing antipape < Medieval Latin antipāpa, modeled on Antichrīstus Antichrist

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

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antipope
1570s (mid-13c. in Anglo-L.), from M.L. antipapa, from Gk. anti- "against" (see anti-) + papa (see pope).
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