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Papal States

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Noun

1. papal states

the temporal dominions belonging to the pope (especially in central Italy)

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Papal States

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plural noun
the temporal domain of the popes in central Italy from 756 ad until the unification of Italy in 1870
. Also called: States of the Church

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Papal States

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former territory in central & NC Italy, ruled by the papacy from the 8th cent. until 1870

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Papal States

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A group of territories in central Italy ruled by the popes from 754 until 1870. They were originally given to the papacy by Pepin the Short and reached their greatest extent in 1859. The last papal statethe Vatican Citywas formally established as a separate state by the Lateran Treaty of 1929.

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