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papal infallibility

noun

Simple Definition of papal infallibility

  • : the Roman Catholic belief that the pope cannot be wrong when using his official position of power to give instructions about Christian faith or morals

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of papal infallibility

  1. :  the Roman Catholic doctrine that the pope cannot err when speaking ex cathedra in defining a doctrine of Christian faith or morals

1831

First Known Use of papal infallibility

1831


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