Meaning of “the papacy” in the English Dictionary

"the papacy" in British English

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the papacynoun [ S ]

uk /ˈpeɪ.pə.si/ us /ˈpeɪ.pə.si/

the position or authority of the Pope (= the leader of the Roman Catholic Church), or the length of time that a particular person is Pope

(Definition of “the papacy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"papacy" in American English

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papacynoun [ U ]

us /ˈpeɪ·pə·si/

the position of the pope (= leader of the Roman Catholic Church)

adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈpeɪ·pəl/

a papal audience/Mass

(Definition of “papacy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)