Definition of popelike in US English:

popelike

adjective

  • Resembling, characteristic of, or associated with the Pope, papal, papistical; having quasi-papal power or authority.

adverb

  • In a manner befitting or suggestive of a pope; like a pope; papally.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Becon (1512/13–1567), theologian and Church of England clergyman. From pope + -like.

Pronunciation

popelike

/ˈpəʊplʌɪk/