to be more Catholic than the Pope
Pope Pope (p[=o]p), n. [AS. p[=a]pa, L. papa father, bishop. Cf. {Papa}, {Papal}.] 1. Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop. [Obs.] --Foxe. [1913 Webster]

2. The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See {Note} under {Cardinal}. [1913 Webster]

3. A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A fish; the ruff. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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