popedom


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pope·dom

 (pōp′dəm)
n.
The office, jurisdiction, or tenure of a pope; the papacy.

popedom

(ˈpəʊpdəm)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) the office or dignity of a pope
2. (Roman Catholic Church) the tenure of office of a pope
3. (Roman Catholic Church) the dominion of a pope; papal government
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The phrase was considered as giving a highly favorable aspect to his political prospects; for, as is likewise the case with the Popedom, nobody ever becomes President without taking a name other than his own.
It would be still more extraordinary if he should give up his Popedom for our Presidency.
A whole popedom of forms, one pulsation of virtue can uplift and vivify.