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Daemon
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To become or make oneself humble; to do a penance or seek absolution for some wrong. A reference to Canossa Castle in Emilia Romagna, Italy, where Emperor Henry IV humbled himself before Pope Gregory VII in 1077 to have his excommunication lifted. More...

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go to Canossa — To become or make oneself humble; to do a penance or seek absolution for some wrong. A reference to Canossa Castle in Emilia Romagna, Italy, where Emperor Henry IV humbled himself before Pope Gregory VII in 1077 to have his excommunication lifted.
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It was necessary that the Emperor should place his crown on the earth, and that he despoil himself of the insignia of royalty before being admitted within the fortress.

Some time later, Henry IV entered Rome on 21 March 1084, and a synod condemned Gregory VII for high treason and deposed him.
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(idiomatic) To submit to the pope.

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From the repentance of Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV to Pope Gregory VII after his ex-communication for appointing bishops.
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From the repentance of Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV to Pope Gregory VII after his excommunication for appointing bishops.

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(idiomatic) To submit to the pope.
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Are you kidding me. Who says this? Go to confession, ok - but.
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