Part of speech: noun

The office of the Pope of Rome.

Part of speech: noun

The Roman Catholic system of church government.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "papacy":

  1. He hoped to give lustre to the papacy by their means, and so to extend and to consolidate the faith. - "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.
  2. The reformed Papacy was good fortune for believing children of the Church, but what here concerns us is that one of its chief objects was to repress freedom more effectually. - "A History of Freedom of Thought", John Bagnell Bury.
  3. This small sum is the only share of the public revenue taken by the Papacy for the support of the Pontifical dignity, and for keeping up the principal establishments of the superior ecclesiastical administration. - "Pius IX. And His Time", The Rev. Æneas MacDonell Dawson.