infallibility, papal

The belief of the Roman Catholic Church that the pope is kept by God from making a mistake when he speaks on a question of faith or morals.


Nearby words

  1. inez,
  2. inf,
  3. inf.,
  4. infallibilism,
  5. infallibility,
  6. infallible,
  7. infamize,
  8. infamous,
  9. infamously,
  10. infamy

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