Complete Definition of "papacy"

English

Etymology
Latin papa (pope), + English suffix -cy.

Noun
en-noun|papac|ies

  1. The office of the pope.

#: The papacy represents the head of the Catholic Church.

  1. 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.

Related terms
papal
papist
pope
popish

Translations
trans-top|the office
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Russian: папÑÑво (pápstvo) n
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trans-top|the period
trans-mid
Russian: папÑÑво (pápstvo) n
trans-bottom

See also
Roman Catholicism

Category:Latin derivations
Category:Christianity

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