Definitions for papacyˈpeɪ pə si

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. papacy, pontificate(noun)

    the government of the Roman Catholic Church

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  1. papacy(Noun)

    The office of the pope.

    The papacy represents the head of the Catholic Church.

  2. papacy(Noun)

    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.

  3. Origin: Circa 14th century, from papatia, from papa + -tia (English -cy).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Papacy(noun)

    the office and dignity of the pope, or pontiff, of Rome; papal jurisdiction

  2. Papacy(noun)

    the popes, collectively; the succession of popes

  3. Papacy(noun)

    the Roman Catholic religion; -- commonly used by the opponents of the Roman Catholics in disparagement or in an opprobrious sense

  4. Origin: [LL. papatia, fr. L. papa a father, bishop. See Pope.]

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