Definitions for "Papacy"
The office and dignity of the pope, or pontiff, of Rome; papal jurisdiction.
The popes, collectively; the succession of popes.
The Roman Catholic religion; -- commonly used by the opponents of the Roman Catholics in disparagement or in an opprobrious sense.
Efficient device for the expenditure of the labors of the many, and the talents of the enlightened, on the vanities of the few, and the terrors of the ignorant.