Pope

Pope

(pp), n. [AS. ppa, L. papa father, bishop. Cf. Papa, Papal.] 1. Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop. [Obs.] Foxe.
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2. The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See Note under Cardinal.
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3. A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church.
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4. (Zol.) A fish; the ruff.
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Pope Joan, a game at cards played on a round board with compartments. -- Pope's eye, the gland surrounded with fat in the middle of the thigh of an ox or sheep. R. D. Blackmore. -- Pope's nose, the rump, or uropygium, of a bird. See Uropygium. -- to be more Catholic than the Pope to adhere more stringently to Roman Catholic practices and doctrine than is required by church doctrine; -- usually used in a negative sense to mean, to be excessively pious.
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