from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- Pope (590–604) who increased papal authority, enforced rules of life for the clergy, and sponsored many important missionary expeditions, notably that of Saint Augustine to Britain (596).
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- noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
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He, Gregory I, shaped, as much as a man can, the spiritual life of the West that was to come after him.