Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: papacy
IPA transcription: [p'eɪpəsi]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: papacy, pontificate
    Meaning: the government of the Roman Catholic Church
Usage examples
  • When he became pope, he had three objects: to recover and extend the temporal possessions of the papacy, to exercise to the full his spiritual power, and to drive the foreigner from Italy.
  • The Parliament of 1689 could no more put an end to nonconformity by tolerating a garb or a posture than the Doctors of Trent could have reconciled the Teutonic nations to the Papacy by regulating the sale of indulgences.