Definition of popeship in English:

popeship

noun

  • 1The office or position of Pope, the papacy; a period of office as a pope, a pontificate; popehood.

  • 2With possessive adjective: a title of mock respect given to a pope. Now rare.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Alphabet of Tales. From pope + -ship.

Pronunciation

popeship

/ˈpəʊpʃɪp/