Pope

Definition of Pope

Pronunciation: pōp
n.1.Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop.
2.The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See Note under Cardinal.
3.A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church.
4.(Zool.) A fish; the ruff.
Pope Joan
a game at cards played on a round board with compartments.
Pope's eye
the gland surrounded with fat in the middle of the thigh of an ox or sheep.
Pope's nose
the rump, or uropygium, of a bird. See Uropygium.
- R. D. Blackmore.
to be more Catholic than the Pope
to adhere more stringently to Roman Catholic practices and doctrine than is required by church doctrine; - usually used in a negative sense to mean, to be excessively pious.

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Grand Penitentiary, Holy Father, abuna, antipope, archbishop, archdeacon, archpriest, bishop, bishop coadjutor, canon, cardinal, cardinal bishop, cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, chaplain, coadjutor, curate, dean, diocesan, ecclesiarch, exarch, hierarch, high priest, metropolitan, papa, patriarch, penitentiary, pontiff, prebendary, prelate, primate, rector, rural dean, subdean, suffragan, vicar
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