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1    often cap   the bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church  
   Related adj       papal  
2      (Eastern Orthodox Churches)  
a    a title sometimes given to a parish priest  
b    a title sometimes given to the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Alexandria  
3    a person assuming or having a status or authority resembling that of a pope  
     (Old English papa, from Church Latin: bishop, esp. of Rome, from Late Greek papas father-in-God, from Greek pappas father)  
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pope, pope, Pope, pope's eye

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