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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The office, jurisdiction, or tenure of a pope; the papacy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The jurisdiction of the pope.
  • n. The place, office, or dignity of the pope; papal dignity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The place, office, or dignity of the pope; papal dignity.
  • n. The jurisdiction of the pope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or dignity of pope; also, the temporal or spiritual jurisdiction of a pope.

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