Gregory

Definitions of Gregory
  1. noun
    the pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)
  2. noun
    the Italian pope from 1406 to 1415 who worked to end the Great Schism and who retired to make it possible (1327-1417)
  3. noun
    Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
  4. noun
    (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    synonyms: Gregory Nazianzen, Gregory of Nazianzen, St. Gregory of Nazianzen
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    Church Father, Father, Father of the Church
    (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
    Doctor, Doctor of the Church
    (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
    saint
    a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
    theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer
    someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
  5. noun
    (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    synonyms: Gregory I, Gregory the Great, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I
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    Doctor, Doctor of the Church
    (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
    Bishop of Rome, Catholic Pope, Holy Father, Roman Catholic Pope, Vicar of Christ, pontiff, pope
    the head of the Roman Catholic Church
    saint
    a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  6. noun
    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)
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