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papable

[pey-puh-buh l] /ˈpeɪ pə bəl/
adjective
1.
suitable or likely to become pope.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Middle French < Italian papabile, equivalent to papa pope + -bile -ble
Related forms
papability, noun
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