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Papal States

plural noun
1.
the areas comprising a large district in central Italy ruled as a temporal domain by the popes from a.d. 755 until the greater part of it was annexed in 1860, by Victor Emmanuel II: the remaining part, Rome and its environs, was absorbed into the kingdom of Italy in 1870.
Also called States of the Church.
Compare Vatican City.
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British Dictionary definitions for states of the church

States of the Church

plural noun
1.
another name for the Papal States

Papal States

plural noun
1.
the temporal domain of the popes in central Italy from 756 ad until the unification of Italy in 1870 Also called States of the Church
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