Papacy

Definition of Papacy

Pa´pa`cy
n.1.The office and dignity of the pope, or pontiff, of Rome; papal jurisdiction.
2.The popes, collectively; the succession of popes.
3.The Roman Catholic religion; - commonly used by the opponents of the Roman Catholics in disparagement or in an opprobrious sense.

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Apostolic See, See of Rome, aedileship, archbishopric, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, bishopric, chairmanship, chancellery, chancellorate, chancellorship, chiefery, chiefry, chieftaincy, chieftainry, chieftainship, consulate, consulship, deanery, dictatorship, dictature, directorship, emirate, episcopacy, governorship, headship, hegemony, hierarchy, leadership, lordship, magistracy, magistrateship, magistrature, masterdom, mastership, mastery, mayoralty, mayorship, metropolitanate, metropolitanship, nobility, papality, pashadom, pashalic, patriarchate, patriarchy, pontificality, pontificate, popedom, popehood, popeship, prefectship, prefecture, premiership, presidency, presidentship, prime-ministership, prime-ministry, princedom, princeship, principality, proconsulate, proconsulship, protectorate, protectorship, provostry, provostship, rectorate, rectorship, regency, regentship, ruling class, seigniory, seneschalship, seneschalsy, sheikhdom, sheriffalty, sheriffcy, sheriffdom, shrievalty, supervisorship, suzerainship, suzerainty, the Vatican, tribunate, vizierate, viziership
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