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Meaning of "papacy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PAPACY

From Medieval Latin pāpātia, from pāpapope1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PAPACY

papacy  [ˈpeɪpəsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PAPACY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Papacy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PAPACY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

papacy

Pope

The Pope is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. The importance of the Roman bishop is largely derived from his role as the traditional successor to Saint Peter, to whom Jesus gave the keys of Heaven and the powers of "binding and loosing," naming him as the "rock" upon which the church would be built. The current pope is Francis, who was elected on 13 March 2013, succeeding Benedict XVI. The office of the Pope is the papacy. His ecclesiastical jurisdiction is often called the "Holy See", or the "Apostolic See" based upon the Church tradition that the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul were martyred in Rome. The pope is also head of state of Vatican City, a sovereign city-state entirely enclaved within the Italian capital city of Rome. The papacy is one of the most enduring institutions in the world and has had a prominent part in world history. The popes in ancient times helped in the spread of Christianity and the resolution of various doctrinal disputes. In the Middle Ages they played a role of secular importance in Western Europe, often acting as arbitrators between Christian monarchs.

Definition of papacy in the English dictionary

The definition of papacy in the dictionary is the office or term of office of a pope. Other definition of papacy is the system of government in the Roman Catholic Church that has the pope as its head.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PAPACY


accuracy
ˈækjʊrəsɪ
advocacy
ˈædvəkəsɪ
ampassy
ˈæmpəsɪ
archiepiscopacy
ˌɑːkɪɪˈpɪskəpəsɪ
conspiracy
kənˈspɪrəsɪ
democracy
dɪˈmɒkrəsɪ
diplomacy
dɪˈpləʊməsɪ
ecstasy
ˈɛkstəsɪ
efficacy
ˈɛfɪkəsɪ
embassy
ˈɛmbəsɪ
episcopacy
ɪˈpɪskəpəsɪ
fantasy
ˈfæntəsɪ
intimacy
ˈɪntɪməsɪ
legacy
ˈlɛɡəsɪ
literacy
ˈlɪtərəsɪ
pharmacy
ˈfɑːməsɪ
piracy
ˈpaɪrəsɪ
privacy
ˈpraɪvəsɪ
supremacy
sʊˈprɛməsɪ
Varanasi
vəˈrɑːnəsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PAPACY

papa
papable
papacies
Papadopoulos
papadum
papain
papal
papal bull
papal cross
papal infallibility
papal nuncio
Papal States
papalism
papalist
papalize
papally
Papandreou
Papanicolaou smear
Papanicolaou test
papaprelatist

WORDS THAT END LIKE PAPACY

adequacy
aristocracy
bureaucracy
candidacy
confederacy
curacy
delicacy
fallacy
inaccuracy
inadequacy
indeterminacy
lacy
legitimacy
lunacy
numeracy
pacy
primacy
racy
spacy
Tracy

Synonyms and antonyms of papacy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «papacy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PAPACY

Find out the translation of papacy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of papacy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «papacy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

教皇
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

papado
570 millions of speakers

English

papacy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पोप का पद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البابوية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

папство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

papado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পোপের পদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

papauté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kepausan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Papsttum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

教皇制度
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

교황
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Papasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chức vị giáo hoàng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोपचा अधिकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

papalık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

papato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

papiestwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

папство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

papalitatea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παπισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pous
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

påvedömet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pavedømmet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of papacy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PAPACY»

The term «papacy» is regularly used and occupies the 77.045 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PAPACY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «papacy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «papacy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about papacy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PAPACY»

Discover the use of papacy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to papacy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Papacy, 1073-1198: Continuity and Innovation
This book is a study of the transformation of the role of the pope in the late eleventh and twelfth centuries.
I. S. Robinson, 1990
2
Reform and the Papacy in the Eleventh Century: Spirituality ...
Focusing on how the papacy took an increasing role in shaping the direction of its own reform and that of society itself, this text also addresses the role of the Latin Church in Western Europe and how reformist writings sought to change ...
Kathleen G. Cushing, 2005
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Money and the Rise of the Modern Papacy: Financing the ...
Dr Pollard, a leading historian of the papacy, explores the transformation of the Vatican into a major financial power and the part this played in the developement of the modern papacy.
John F. Pollard, 2005
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Politics and the Papacy in the Modern World
Here, Coppa focuses on Rome's response to the modern world, exploring the papacy's political and diplomatic role during the past two centuries.
Frank J. Coppa, 2008
5
The Papacy, the Jews, and the Holocaust
This work not only examines Rome's reaction during the fascist period but delves into the broader historical development and the impact of theological anti-Judaism
Frank J. Coppa, 2006
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The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641-1517)
The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs Volume 2
Mark N. Swanson, 2010
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The Biblical Basis for the Papacy
Whether you are defending, questioning, or exploring the Catholic Faith, this book provides the most concise and clear examination of the Catholic Church's supreme teaching office as instituted by Christ.
John Salza, 2007
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A Short History of the Papacy
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Mary I. M. Ottley Bell, 2011
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Symbols As Power: The Papacy Following the Investiture Contest
"Symbols as Power" concentrates on the papacy from the end of the Investiture Contest in 1122 until the re-establishment of the Roman Senate in 1143.
Mary Stroll, 1991
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England Against the Papacy, 1858-1861: Tories, Liberals, and ...
A detailed study of the political relations between England and the papacy from 1858 to 1861, the decisive years for the unification of Italy.
C. T. McIntire, 1983

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PAPACY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term papacy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Poll numbers for Pope Francis are not too heavenly
... groups that have been ardent supporters of the modern papacy. Seventy-one percent of Catholics say they have a favorable image of Francis ... «legal Insurrection, Jul 15»
2
Pope's Dip In Approval Rating Not Expected To Lessen Impact Of …
And so it is with the Pontiff, who had a 58% approval rating among Americans when he ascended to the Papacy a little over 2 years ago. «CBS Local, Jul 15»
3
Nun jailed after nuclear protest to make appearance at St. Mary's …
... times on the importance of decreasing the production of nuclear weapons and has made it one of the top priorities of his papacy, according to ... «Johnson City Press, Jul 15»
4
Avignon: France's medieval Vatican City is the gateway to Provence
In 1377, Gregory XI decided to take the seat of the papacy back to Rome, resulting in an ecumenical division in the church that became known ... «Communities Digital News, Jul 15»
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Review: 'The Richest Man Who Ever Lived' by Greg Steinmetz
... the German Peasant Revolts, the family struggles for control of the papacy and the never-ending strife between the French and the Germans. «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
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This Week in God, 7.25.15
The Pope's favorability rating in the U.S. has fallen from 76% in early 2014 to 59% today, roughly where it stood at the start of his papacy. «MSNBC, Jul 15»
7
Finding Design In Links
Crowded tombstones surrounding the ruins and stuffed within its crumbled walls speak mindfully of the temporal nature of power, the papacy ... «27east.com, Jul 15»
8
Keep Your Pastime Private This Year
Log on to Italywithus.com for more details, they have the backing of the papacy. For a little over a dozen people, this is making good use of ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
9
Breda O'Brien: Why Pope Francis should take a holiday
In the first summer of his papacy, it was rumoured that he felt uncomfortable taking holidays when so many Italians could not afford them. «Irish Times, Jul 15»
10
Pope Francis' Popularity Sharply Declines among Conservative …
Catholics and political conservatives, two groups that have been "ardent supporters of the modern papacy," drove the rating down. Among ... «Gospel Herald, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Papacy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/papacy>. Jun 2021 ».
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