antipope (plural antipopes)
- (Christianity) A person who claims or claimed to be the pope, usually as the result of a disputed election or deposition, but is not considered by the Roman Catholic Church to be the real pope.
- 2007, Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon, Blue Bridge, published 2008, page 59:
- Meanwhile support for the ‘puppet’ antipope Nicholas V, deprived of his protector and by now excommunicated along with his emperor, rapidly withered away.
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person who claims to be pope