Definition of papalism in English:

papalism

noun

Christian Church
  • Adherence to or support for the Pope or the papacy; specifically belief in or support for a system of ecclesiastical government in which the highest authority of the Church is embodied in the Pope (often opposed to conciliarism). Also: the papal system, the papacy, Roman Catholicism.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From papal + -ism. Compare earlier papism and papalist.

Pronunciation

papalism

/ˈpeɪp(ə)lɪz(ə)m//ˈpeɪpəlɪz(ə)m/