popedom

popedom

[pohp-duhm]
noun
1.
the office or dignity of a pope.
2.
the tenure of office of a pope.
3.
the papal government.

Origin:
before 1150; Middle English pape dom; Old English pāpdōm. See pope, -dom

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popedom (ˈpəʊpdəm)
 
n
1.  the office or dignity of a pope
2.  the tenure of office of a pope
3.  the dominion of a pope; papal government

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