from The Century Dictionary.

  • Opposed to the pope or to popery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Opposed to the pope or to popery.

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  • adjective characterized by opposition to the pope
  • adjective of or relating to an antipope


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  • An ancient way of life, the collaboration between landowning aristocrats and their peasant-tenants, is being undermined by the joint forces of political liberalism, antipapal secularism and a rising mercantile class.

    A Lyric, Elegiac Lament for a Lost World

  • James II, a Catholic who sought to test his authority by challenging the antipapal laws.


  • The Council of Basel, dominated by strong antipapal feeling.


  • A bitter antipapal outbreak (perhaps supported by de Burgh) drove de Burgh from office; des Roches succeeded him (1232–34), filling the civil offices with fellow Poitevins.


  • Growth of national and anticlerical (antipapal) feeling.


  • Charles favored the council of Basel, which was pro-French and antipapal.


  • Sarpi could use knowledge that he had acquired from men who had been present at the Council, as well as archival sources, private correspondence, etc. His antipapal narrative was answered in 1656 by Sforza


  • Although the tendencies were already in existence and may have contributed to the growth of an antipapal movement, the Reformation gave a fresh stimulus to the rising power of kings, and the development of nationalism.


  • The well-known antipapal spirit of the Scottish people caused the pope to be called the Curse of Scotland.

    Notes and Queries, Number 63, January 11, 1851

  • According to these, the Rosicrucian brotherhood was founded in 1408 by a German nobleman, Christian Rosenkreuz (1378-1484), a former monk, who while travelling through Damascus, Jerusalem and Fez had been initiated into Arabian learning (magic), and who considered an antipapal Christianity, tinged with theosophy, his ideal of a religion.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock


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