papal infallibility

noun

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


PAPAL INFALLIBILITY Defined for English Language Learners

papal infallibility

noun

Definition of papal infallibility for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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