the office or dignity of a pope.
the tenure of office of a pope.
the papal government.
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How to use popedom in a sentence
During his popedom he kept a brazen head, which he regularly consulted concerning diabolical subjects.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
The pope should be ready to renounce the popedom, and all his wealth, and all his honours, if he could thereby save a single soul.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2 | J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Any other reader may find allusions to the supremacy of the popedom over these early Christian communities, if he can.The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton
But in all popedom the office now is but a mere name, to the sin and shame of the entire Christian Church.Epistle Sermons, Vol. II | Martin Luther
There can be no doubt that the popedom, if it did not give birth to the movement, at least set the example.
British Dictionary definitions for popedom
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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