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Meaning of PAPACY

Pronunciation:  'peypusee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the government of the Roman Catholic Church

PAPACY is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pontificate
 See Also: authorities, government, Holy Father, pontiff, pope, regime, Vicar of Christ



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pa"pa*cy\, n. [LL. papatia, fr. L. papa a father,
bishop. See {Pope}.]
1. The office and dignity of the pope, or pontiff, of Rome;
   papal jurisdiction.

2. The popes, collectively; the succession of popes.

3. The Roman Catholic religion; -- commonly used by the
   opponents of the Roman Catholics in disparagement or in an
   opprobrious sense.

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