- the office or dignity of a pope.
- the tenure of office of a pope.
- the papal government.
Origin of popedom
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Examples from the Web for popedom
He'll not be nearer to the Popedom when the cannon are shaking the Vatican!The Daltons, Volume II (of II)
Charles James Lever
Surely these are not the expressions of one who was "the slave of the Popedom."Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2
J. Endell Tyler
Wolsey desired to save the popedom; but the popedom resisted.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V</p>
J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
Prayer in popedom is mere tongue-threshing; not prayer but a work of obedience.
The successor of Adrian in the popedom was a native of Sienna, and a temporal monarch as well as Adrian.Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries
- the office or dignity of a pope
- the tenure of office of a pope
- the dominion of a pope; papal government
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