Pope



[pohp] /poʊp/

noun
1.
(often initial capital letter) the bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
2.
(in the early Christian church) a bishop.
3.
a person considered as having or assuming authority or a position similar to that of the Roman Catholic pope.
4.
the title of the Coptic patriarch of Alexandria.
5.
Eastern Church.

[pohp] /poʊp/
noun
1.
Alexander, 1688–1744, English poet.
2.
John, 1822–92, Union general in the U.S. Civil War.
3.
John Russell, 1874–1937, U.S. architect.
[poh-pey] /poʊˈpeɪ/
noun
1.
died 1690? Pueblo medicine man: led rebellion against the Spanish 1680.
/pəʊp/
noun
1.
(often capital) the bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church related adjective papal
2.
(Eastern Orthodox Church)

3.
a person assuming or having a status or authority resembling that of a pope
/pəʊp/
noun
1.
another name for ruffe
/pəʊp/
noun
1.
Alexander. 1688–1744, English poet, regarded as the most brilliant satirist of the Augustan period, esp with his Imitations of Horace (1733–38). His technical virtuosity is most evident in The Rape of the Lock (1712–14). Other works include The Dunciad (1728; 1742), the Moral Essays (1731–35), and An Essay on Man (1733–34)
n.

Old English papa (9c.), from Church Latin papa “bishop, pope” (in classical Latin, “tutor”), from Greek papas “patriarch, bishop,” originally “father.” Applied to bishops of Asia Minor and taken as a title by the Bishop of Alexandria c.250. In Western Church, applied especially to the Bishop of Rome since the time of Leo the Great (440-461) and claimed exclusively by them from 1073 (usually in English with a capital P-). Popemobile, his car, is from 1979. Papal, papacy, later acquisitions in English, preserve the original vowel.

The head of the Roman Catholic Church. The pope is believed by his church to be the successor to the Apostle Peter. He is bishop of Rome and lives in a tiny nation within Rome called the Vatican. Catholics believe that when the pope speaks officially on matters of faith and morals, he speaks infallibly (see papal infallibility). (See also John XXIII and John Paul II.)

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