New Words : morality play

4. morality play :

noun :

1) an allegorical form of the drama current from the 14th to 16th centuries and employing such personified abstractions as Virtue, Vice, Greed, Gluttony, etc.

2) A drama in the 15th and 16th centuries using allegorical characters to portray the soul's struggle to achieve salvation.

3) Something viewed as exhibiting a struggle between good and evil and offering a moral lesson.

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