noun, plural pa·pa·cies. Roman Catholic Church.
Related formsan·ti·pa·pa·cy, adjective
Examples from the Web for papacy
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|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.
But, then again, the changes in store under this papacy have only just begun.
Recently released transcripts from that private meeting shed light on the power of the papacy.
The papacy was not inactive in presence of all these efforts.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
If these intentions were honest, the subordination of England to the papacy might be still preserved in a modified form.History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.|James Anthony Froude
For three centuries they strove to keep Germany together and at the same time control Italy and the papacy.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
The Papacy had destroyed the Empire but had failed to establish itself in its place.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study|Edward Hutton
Foreign bishops brought the Church into new relations with the papacy, and impaired its independence and national character.The English Church in the Middle Ages|William Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for papacy
noun plural -cies
Word Origin for papacy
Culture definitions for papacy
The office or position of the pope.