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Definition of papacy:

  1. The office and dignity of the pope, or pontiff, of Rome; papal jurisdiction.
  2. The popes, collectively; the succession of popes.
  3. The Roman Catholic religion; - commonly used by the opponents of the Roman Catholics in disparagement or in an opprobrious sense.


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