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papism

[pey-piz-uh m] /ˈpeɪ pɪz əm/
noun, Disparaging.
1.
Roman Catholicism.
Origin of papism
1540-1550
From the Middle French word papisme, dating back to 1540-50. See pope, -ism
Related forms
antipapism, noun
Usage note
See papist.
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