from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The supremacy of the secular power over ecclesiastical matters.

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  • n. the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters


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  • With the institutionalization of concept of velayat-e faqih, a state-sanctioned push toward a form of "caesaropapism" was initiated,

  • In Christian history it is known as caesaropapism.

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  • In contrast, the Russians are currently rediscovering Muscovy's Byzantine legacy of caesaropapism.

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  • Tibet was a caesaropapism heocratic Regime before 1949 where your holy Dalai Lama peel live children's skin for his birthday celebration and the monks and nobles who consistute less than Top Stories

  • The Church's autonomy from political power was asserted gradually and painstakingly, but irreversibly, despite the recurring waves of caesaropapism, fundamentalism, and anticlericalism, becoming one of the main pillars of modern Western civilization.

    Tea at Trianon

  • a renewed period of turbulence; and in the tenth cen - tury the papacy, having no longer an emperor to pro - tect it, came to “the saddest period in its history” when it met something worse than “caesaropapism,” becom - ing the victim and the plaything of the local Roman aristocracy.


  • a long alliance between the papacy and the prede - cessors of Charlemagne had resulted in the re-creation of an “empire” — one in which Charlemagne was able to exercise a sort of “caesaropapism,” controlling the



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  • In this so disconsolate season,

    When fear tries to rule over reason,

    Is caesaropapism

    Refreshing escapism

    Compared to the rumors of treason.

    July 22, 2018

  • Doesn't it? Having your papism removed must be awfully painful. ;->

    August 7, 2007

  • Sounds like a most unpleasant medical procedure to me.

    August 7, 2007

  • The direct control by kings or emperors over the church in territories under their own jurisdiction (and the political theory justifying this practice), as in the Byzantine Empire, the Russian Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, and England after the 1534 schism.

    August 7, 2007