popedom

[ pohp-duh m ]
/ ˈpoʊp dəm /

noun

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

Origin of popedom

before 1150; Middle English pape dom; Old English pāpdōm. See pope, -dom
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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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