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

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, SD