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papalism

[pey-puh-liz-uh m]
noun
  1. the papal system.
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Origin of papalism

First recorded in 1865–70; papal + -ism
Related formspa·pal·ist, adjective, nounpa·pal·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·pa·pal·ist, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The true primacy he reviles as "papalism," and would substitute a mere primacy of honor or "presidency."

    Catholic World, Vol. XI, April 1870-September 1870

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