papess

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Etymology[edit]

French papesse.

Noun[edit]

papess (plural papesses)

  1. (obsolete) A female pope, i.e. the fictitious Pope Joan.
    • Bishop Joseph Hall
      Was the history of that their monstrous Papess of our making?

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.