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Definition of papacy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    papacy

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈpeɪpəsi//
     
     
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  1. 1 the papacy [singular] the position or the authority of the pope
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] the period of time when a particular pope is in power during the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI
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