- the Orthodox patriarch of Alexandria.
- (in certain churches) a parish priest.
Origin of pope
OTHER WORDS FROM popepopeless, adjectivepopelike, adjective
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Other definitions for pope (2 of 3)
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How to use pope in a sentence
For centuries, he said, the Vatican had neglected its spiritual mission as it pursued the accumulation of power and wealth, with the pope reigning as an absolute monarch.
Küng noted that the doctrine had been adopted only in 1870 and that there were numerous historical examples of popes making foolish, ignorant and morally dubious decisions.
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Three players union executives met with the pope, as did players Kyle Korver, Sterling Brown, Marco Belinelli, Anthony Tolliver and Jonathan Isaac.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the pope has eschewed mask-wearing protocols — and apparently asked visitors to do the same.
It is also important to avoid using the pope as part of a marketing strategy.
Lee and Coogan did briefly meet with the pope, with pictures to prove it, but no one at the Vatican officially screened the film.
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After the screening, Jolie, who says she renewed her faith in “the divine” during filming, met briefly with the pope.
In addition to visiting the tomb of John Paul, who died of natural causes in 2005, Agca asked to see his successor, Pope Francis.
Insurrectionary movements at Rome in consequence of the pope's refusal to declare war against Austria.
In the course of time, absolution for the sacrilege was obtained from the Pope; but my father could never obtain it from himself.
The gracious message then was, that in such a case he should be represented to the Pope, and possibly might be pardoned.
He laid claim to some of the territories of the pope, by whom he was excommunicated and deposed.
Leo II, pope, died; an able and resolute pontiff; established the kiss of peace at the mass, and the use of holy water.
British Dictionary definitions for pope (1 of 3)
- a title sometimes given to a parish priest
- a title sometimes given to the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Alexandria
Word Origin for pope
British Dictionary definitions for pope (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for pope (3 of 3)
Cultural definitions for pope
The head of the Roman Catholic Church. The pope is believed by his church to be the successor to the Apostle Peter. He is bishop of Rome and lives in a tiny nation within Rome called the Vatican. Catholics believe that when the pope speaks officially on matters of faith and morals, he speaks infallibly (see papal infallibility). (See also John XXIII and John Paul II.)