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Vaticanism

[vat-i-kuh-niz-uh m] /ˈvæt ɪ kəˌnɪz əm/
noun, Usually Disparaging.
1.
the doctrine of the absolute supremacy of the pope.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; Vatican + -ism
Related forms
Vaticanist, noun
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Vaticanism

/ˈvætɪkəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
(often derogatory) the authority and policies of the Pope and the papal curia, esp with regard to papal infallibility
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