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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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