American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person claiming to be or elected pope in opposition to the one chosen by church law, as during a schism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who usurps or is elected to the papal office in opposition to a pope held to be canonically chosen. There have been about thirty antipopes, the last of whom was Felix V. (Duke Amadeus VIII. of Savoy), elected by the Council of Basle in 1439.
- n. Christianity A person who claims or claimed to be the pope as the result of a disputed election, but is not considered by the Roman Catholic Church to be the real pope.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who is elected, or claims to be, pope in opposition to the pope canonically chosen; esp. applied to those popes who resided at Avignon during the Great Schism.
- n. someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected
- From Middle French antipape (later assimilated to anti- + pope), from Medieval Latin antipāpa. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French antipape, from Medieval Latin antipāpa : Latin anti-, anti- + pāpa, pope; see pope. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Amadeus VIII (1391-1434), known as the antipope Felix V (q. v.), was made a duke by Emperor Sigismund in 1416; in 1422 he received the”
“Nevertheless, Monsieur de Savoie, for so Charles VII called the antipope, was united to him by ties of blood.”
“This schism was an internal dispute within the Catholic Church resulting in French cardinals electing an "antipope" (Clement VII) in order to dispute the authority of recently elected Pope Urban VI.”
“This schism was an internal dispute within the Catholic Church resulting in French cardinals electing an "antipope" (Clement VII) in order to dispute the authority of the recently elected Pope Urban VI.”
“A Council of Constance was convened under an "antipope" (not the official pope), and this Council tried Huss in 1414 and burned him at the stake, making him a martyr.”
“Glen Cook liberally uses European High Middle Ages, blending together: crusades, pope (and antipope), Jews, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and the King of Spain, Janissaries, ruling noble families of Rome caught in everlasting cloak and dagger games for papacy, corruption of the medieval Catholic Church, catharism and it's centre the Languedoc and last, but not least the Vikings and their pantheon.”
“However, this bold stroke proved to be an error, for he was unable to obtain recognition from the French and Burgundian nobility and went down in history as an antipope.”
“These efforts were crowned when in 1449 the antipope Felix resigned, the Council of Basle dissolved itself, and the German Emperor accepted the authority of Eugenius.”
“In 1439, when the last thing the Church needed was another schism, it elected an antipope, Felix V.”
“An outcast girl regales a princeling with strange stories featuring shape-shifting sorceresses, a bawdy, hard-drinking mermaid-like creature named Grog, and, yes, vegetarian dog-headed monks sent to kill a female antipope.”
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