popedom

noun
pope·​dom | \ ˈpōpdəm \
plural -s

Definition of popedom

1 : the office or tenure of a pope : papacy during the popedom of Vigilius
2 : a rank or office of supreme religious authority the Caodaist popedom

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History and Etymology for popedom

Middle English, from Old English pāpdōm, from pāpa pope + -dōm -dom

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“Popedom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/popedom. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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