Saint Thomas a Becket

Definitions of Saint Thomas a Becket
  1. noun
    (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
    synonyms: Becket, St. Thomas a Becket, Thomas a Becket
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    archbishop
    a bishop of highest rank
    martyr
    one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion
    saint
    a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
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