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Noun: Gregory  gre-gu-ree
  1. The Italian pope who fought to establish the supremacy of the pope over the Roman Catholic Church and the supremacy of the church over the state (1020-1085)
    - Gregory VII, Hildebrand
     
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    - Gregory I, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I, Gregory the Great
     
  3. Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
    - Gregory XVI, Bartolomeo Alberto Capillari
     
  4. The Italian pope from 1406 to 1415 who worked to end the Great Schism and who retired to make it possible (1327-1417)
    - Gregory XII, Angelo Correr
     
  5. The pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)
    - Gregory XIII, Ugo Buoncompagni
     
  6. (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    - Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen

Type of: Bishop of Rome, Catholic Pope, Church Father, Doctor, Doctor of the Church, Father, Father of the Church, Holy Father, pontiff, pope, Roman Catholic Pope, saint, theologian, theologiser [Brit], theologist, theologizer, Vicar of Christ

Encyclopedia: Gregory, TX