a person who is elected or claims to be pope in opposition to another held to be canonically chosen.
Historical Examples

This pope was held to be an antipope; nevertheless, La Gasque was regarded as a prophetess.
The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) Anatole France

Yet even now they seemed to shrink from the creation of an antipope.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07 Various

Additional energy had been infused into it by the activity of its Bulgarian antipope.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I Henry Charles Lea

But Boniface treated him as an antipope, and himself as the only Pope.
Curiosities of Christian History Croake James

Lewis answered the pope by setting up an antipope against him.
Sketches of Church History James Craigie Robertson

What a God-given opportunity to humble the antipope and bring the unfriendly kings to his feet!
Peter the Hermit Daniel A. Goodsell

With his antipope he entered it, receiving from his hands the imperial crown.
History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2) John William Draper

The promise made by the Avignonese antipope was not binding on the Roman curia and the quarrel continued.
A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 1 Henry Charles Lea

The object of this one is to elect an antipope who will be the exterminating Antichrist.
L-bas J. K. Huysmans

(antipope) being consecrated his successor by three “catascopi haud episcopi,” as Athanasius called them.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 5 Various

a rival pope elected in opposition to one who has been canonically chosen

also anti-pope, early 15c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Medieval Latin antipapa, from Greek anti- “against” (see anti-) + papa (see pope).


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