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Vaticanism

[vat-i-kuh-niz-uh m]
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noun Usually Disparaging.
  1. the doctrine of the absolute supremacy of the pope.

Origin of Vaticanism

First recorded in 1870–75; Vatican + -ism
Related formsVat·i·can·ist, noun
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  • He strongly opposed the papal-infallibility movement, and took the side of Mr. Gladstone in his attacks on Vaticanism.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1

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British Dictionary definitions for vaticanism

Vaticanism

noun
  1. often derogatory the authority and policies of the Pope and the papal curia, esp with regard to papal infallibility
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