Gregory the Great

Definitions of Gregory the Great
  1. 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, Gregory I, 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
    a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
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