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pope

noun \ˈpōp\

: the head of the Roman Catholic Church

Full Definition of POPE

1
often capitalized :  a prelate who as bishop of Rome is the head of the Roman Catholic Church
2
:  one that resembles a pope (as in authority)
3
a :  the Eastern Orthodox or Coptic patriarch of Alexandria
b :  a priest of an Eastern church

Examples of POPE

  1. The cardinals elected a new pope.

Origin of POPE

Middle English, from Old English pāpa, from Late Latin papa, from Greek pappas, papas, title of bishops, literally, papa
First Known Use: before 12th century

Pope

biographical name \ˈpōp\

Definition of POPE

Alexander 1688–1744 Eng. poet
Pop·ian also Pop·ean \ˈpō-pē-ən\ adjective

Pope

biographical name

Definition of POPE

John 1822–1892 Am. gen.

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