antipope : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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.