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Papaphobia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Papaphobia Intense fear or dread of the pope, or of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Papaphobia extreme fear of the Pope, or the progress of papacy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. papa, bishop + Gr. to fear
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. papatiapapa, a father.

Usage

In literature:

The author of the address was John Jay, a lawyer from New York, with whom Papaphobia was a mania.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
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