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  • n  someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected
    the antipopes resided in Avignon during the Great Schism

  • Martin Luther had not been born when John Hus, Roman Catholic priest and rector of the University of Prague, thundered against the corruption of the church under the antipope John.
  • In some minds it seemed to evoke the picture of a harmless ecclesiastical gentleman on a bicycle, in others that of an antipope.

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