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Definition of "morality play" [morality play]

  • A drama in the 15th and 16th centuries using allegorical characters to portray the soul's struggle to achieve salvation. (noun)
  • Something viewed as exhibiting a struggle between good and evil and offering a moral lesson. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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