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Date: 800-900
Language: Late Latin
Origin: papa, from Greek pappas, papas 'father', used as a title of bishops

Pope

noun
     
Related topics: Christianity
Pope [countable]
1RRC the leader of the Roman Catholic church [↪ papal]:
The Pope will visit El Salvador this year.
Pope John XXIII
2

Is the Pope (a) Catholic?

informal used to say that something is clearly true or certain - used humorously:
'Do you think they'll win?' 'Is the Pope Catholic?'

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