the office, dignity, or jurisdiction of the pope.
the system of ecclesiastical government in which the pope is recognized as the supreme head.
the period during which a certain pope is in office.
the succession or line of the popes.
- an·ti·pa·pa·cy, adjective
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How to use papacy in a sentence
The persons with the greatest interest in appearing strong in front of the papacy were the heads of neighboring states at the time.Galileo the Science Publicist - Issue 103: Healthy Communication | Mario Livio | July 14, 2021 | Nautilus
At the end of this one, Francis gave what many said was the best speech of his papacy.Pope Francis Wins a Battle to Welcome Gays in the Church | Barbie Latza Nadeau | October 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Invention of Peter is not the first book to question the role of Peter and the foundations of the papacy.
Each edition of the magazine will include a new chapters to be torn out and collected to form a book of the Pope Francis papacy.
Kertzer credits John Paul II with opening the files on the Pius XI papacy, in 2002, which made him decide to embark upon the book.
But, then again, the changes in store under this papacy have only just begun.
Jacobitism and the papacy had become in most people's minds closely connected ideas.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Cesare Balbo in Piedmont was pleading for the same mild policy, without its faith in the papacy.The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
The winning of Rome meant the downfall of the papacy, the triumph of liberty of conscience, the dawn of a new religion.The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
Pisa was perhaps influenced, too, in her choice of the Ghibelline side by the interference of the papacy against her in Corsica.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa | Edward Hutton
And probably because the rose typified secrecy, while the cross was a protest against the tyranny and superstition of the papacy.Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams
British Dictionary definitions for papacy
the office or term of office of a pope
the system of government in the Roman Catholic Church that has the pope as its head
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Cultural definitions for papacy
The office or position of the pope.
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