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pope

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noun \ˈpōp\

Simple Definition of pope

  • : the head of the Roman Catholic Church

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pope

  1. 1 often capitalized :  a prelate who as bishop of Rome is the head of the Roman Catholic Church

  2. 2 :  one that resembles a pope (as in authority)

  3. 3 a :  the Eastern Orthodox or Coptic patriarch of Alexandria b :  a priest of an Eastern church

Examples of pope in a sentence

  1. The cardinals elected a new pope.



Origin and Etymology 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

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biographical name \ˈpōp\

Definition of Pope

  1. Alexander 1688–1744 Eng. poet

Popian

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Popean

play \ˈpō-pē-ən\ adjective



Pope

biographical name

Definition of Pope

  1. John 1822–1892 Am. gen.




POPE Defined for Kids

pope

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noun , often cap \ˈpōp\

Definition of pope for Students

  1. :  the head of the Roman Catholic Church




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