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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pā′pa-si, n. the office of the Pope: the authority of the Pope: popery: the Popes, as a body.—adj. Pā′pal, belonging to, or relating to, the Pope or to popery: popish.—v.t. Pā′palise, to make papal.—v.i. to conform to popery.—ns. Pā′palism; Pā′palist.—adv. Pā′pally.—ns. Pāpaphō′bia, extreme fear of the Pope, or the progress of papacy; Pā′parchy, papal government. [Low L. papatia—papa, a father.]
The numerical value of papacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of papacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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