popedom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English popedome, papdome, from Old English pāpdōm, equivalent to pope +‎ -dom. Cognate with Dutch pausdom (popedom), German Papsttum (papacy; popedom), Old Norse páfadómr (popedom; papacy), Swedish påvedöme (papacy).

Noun[edit]

popedom (plural popedoms)

  1. The jurisdiction of the pope.
  2. The place, office, or dignity of the pope; papal dignity.