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pope1

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Pronunciation: /pəʊp
 
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noun

1 (usually the Pope) The Bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Example sentences
  • Henry VIII was a Roman Catholic and the head of this church was the pope based in Rome.
  • In another case, hundreds of people have complained to the BBC about a comic animation series about the pope and the Roman Catholic Church, due to be broadcast next year.
  • The fact of the matter is that historiography correctly proves that the early popes of the Roman Catholic Church were of African descent.
Synonyms
pontiff, sovereign/supreme pontiff, Bishop of Rome, Holy Father, Vicar of Christ, His Holiness
1.1The head of the Coptic Church, the Bishop or Patriarch of Alexandria.
Example sentences
  • ‘The pope's attitude has provoked much unhappiness on the Coptic street,’ Ishaq said.
  • The Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria is likewise designated by the non-biblical title of pope.
2 another term for ruffe.

Origin

Old English, via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek papas 'bishop, patriarch', variant of Greek pappas 'father'.

Phrases

is the Pope (a) Catholic?

1
informal Used to indicate that something is blatantly obvious: Did he bet that day? Is the Pope Catholic?

Derivatives

popedom

1
noun
Example sentences
  • In the days following Giblets's glorious conquest of popedom many have wailed in ceaseless abject horror.

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pope2

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Pronunciation: /pəʊp
 
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noun

A parish priest of the Orthodox Church in Russia and the Balkans.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Russian pop, from Old Church Slavonic popŭ.

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