Meaning of “the papacy” in the English Dictionary

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(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)

papal
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈpeɪ·pəl/

a papal audience/Mass

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