Pope (?), n. [AS. papa, L. papa father, bishop. Cf. Papa, Papal.]


Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop.




The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See Note under Cardinal.


A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church.

4. Zool.

A fish; the ruff.

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.


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