noun Usually Disparaging.
the doctrine of the absolute supremacy of the pope.

1870–75; Vatican + -ism

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Vaticanism (ˈvætɪkəˌnɪzəm)
derogatory often the authority and policies of the Pope and the papal curia, esp with regard to papal infallibility

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