noun Roman Catholic Church.
the dogma that the pope cannot err in a solemn teaching addressed to the whole church on a matter of faith or morals.
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Origin of papal infallibility
First recorded in 1865–70
Words nearby papal infallibility
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Example sentences from the Web for papal infallibility
He strongly opposed the papal-infallibility movement, and took the side of Mr. Gladstone in his attacks on Vaticanism.