popedom

[ pohp-duhm ]
/ ˈpoʊp dəm /

noun

the office or dignity of a pope.
the tenure of office of a pope.
the papal government.

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Origin of popedom

before 1150; Middle English pape dom;Old English pāpdōm.See pope, -dom
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British Dictionary definitions for popedom

popedom
/ (ˈpəʊpdəm) /

noun

the office or dignity of a pope
the tenure of office of a pope
the dominion of a pope; papal government
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