papize

verb

pa·​pize
ˈpāˌpīz
-ed/-ing/-s

intransitive verb

1
archaic : to assume authority like a pope
2
archaic : to conform to the position of the pope or the papacy

Word History

Etymology

papa entry 1 + -ize

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“Papize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papize. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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