Definitions for papacyˈpeɪ pə si
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the government of the Roman Catholic Church
The office of the pope.
The papacy represents the head of the Catholic Church.
The period of a particular pope's reign.
The papacy of John Paul II ended in 2005, after the pope's long battle with illness ended.
Origin: Circa 14th century, from papatia, from papa + -tia (English -cy).
the office and dignity of the pope, or pontiff, of Rome; papal jurisdiction
the popes, collectively; the succession of popes
the Roman Catholic religion; -- commonly used by the opponents of the Roman Catholics in disparagement or in an opprobrious sense
Origin: [LL. papatia, fr. L. papa a father, bishop. See Pope.]
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He's become the new Nelson Mandela, the new source of moral authority in the world, the papacy has not been this politically relevant since the end of the Cold War.
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