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temporal power

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Definition of temporal power in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The power of a bishop or cleric, especially the Pope, in secular matters: the pope’s temporal power over the city of Rome
More example sentences
  • This event rallied the world against the continued temporal power of the pope.
  • The Pope gained temporal power and dominion.
  • The temporal power of the pope was suspended.

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Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence