Papal States

Papal States
geographical name temporal domain of the popes in central Italy 755-1870

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Papal States — States of the Church Stati della Chiesa Status Pontificius ←   ← …   Wikipedia

  • Papal States — • Consists of the civil territory which for over 1000 years (754 1870) acknowledged the pope as temporal ruler Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Papal States — former territory in central & NC Italy, ruled by the papacy from the 8th cent. until 1870 …   English World dictionary

  • Papal States — the areas comprising a large district in central Italy ruled as a temporal domain by the popes from A.D. 755 until the greater part of it was annexed in 1860, by Victor Emmanuel II: the remaining part, Rome and its environs, was absorbed into the …   Universalium

  • Papal States —    The political sovereignty of the popes over the city of Rome and a more or less extensive surrounding region goes back to Frankish times, when King Pepin and his son the Emperor Charle magne rescued the popes from domination by the Lombards… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Papal States —    The Papal States were the territories on the Italian peninsula that were governed by the Popes for over a thousand years (eighth to ninteenth centuries). The Papal States ended with the capture of Rome by the Kingdom of Italy in 1870; in 1929 …   Glossary of theological terms

  • PAPAL STATES —    a territory in the N. of Italy extending irregularly from Naples to the Po, at one time subject to the temporal sovereignty of the Pope, originating in a gift to his Holiness of Pepin the Short, and taking shape as such about the 11th century …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Papal States — Pa′pal States′ n. pl. why+geg the areas in central Italy ruled by the popes from a.d. 755 until the unification of Italy in 1870 Also called States of the Church …   From formal English to slang

  • Papal States — noun One of the major historical states of Italy before the peninsula was unified in 1861. It comprised those territories over which the Pope was the ruler in a civil as well as a spiritual sense …   Wiktionary

  • Papal States — /peɪpəl ˈsteɪts/ (say paypuhl stayts) plural noun a large district in central Italy ruled as a temporal domain by the popes from 755 until the final unification of Italy in 1870; partially annexed by Italy, 1860. Also, States of the Church …   Australian English dictionary

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