Papal States

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, till in the 16th and 17th centuries the papal power began to assert itself in the general politics of Europe, and after being suppressed for a time by Napoleon it was formally abolished by annexation of the territory to the crown of Sardinia in 1870.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Paoli, Pasquale de * Paphos
Pannonia
Panopticon
Panslavism
Pantagruel
Pantheism
Pantheon
Pantograph
Panurge
Panza, Sancho
Paoli, Pasquale de
Papal States
Paphos
Papias
Papier-Mâche
Papin, Denis
Papinianus, Æmilius
Papirius
Pappenheim, Count von
Pappus of Alexandria
Papuans
Papy`rus