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Definition of temporal power in English:


[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
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  • 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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