Antipope meaning

ăntĭ-pōp
A person claiming to be or elected pope in opposition to the one chosen by church law, as during a schism.
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A pope set up against the one chosen by church laws, as in a schism.
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(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.
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Origin of antipope

  • Middle English from Old French antipape from Medieval Latin antipāpa Latin anti- anti- pāpa pope pope

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French antipape (later assimilated to anti- +‎ pope), from Medieval Latin antipāpa.

    From Wiktionary