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[pey-pis-ti-kuh l or pey-pis-tik; puh-] /peɪˈpɪs tɪ kəl or peɪˈpɪs tɪk; pə-/
adjective, Disparaging.
of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
Origin of papistical
1530-40; probably < Middle French papistique (see papist, -ic) + -al1
Related forms
papistically, adverb
antipapistic, adjective
antipapistical, adjective
nonpapistic, adjective
nonpapistical, adjective
Usage note
See papist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Together with some papistical laws which have confirmed the same.

  • Drake was quite shocked when he saw this papistical arrangement.

    A Coin of Edward VII

    Fergus Hume
  • Nay,” she said, “it is not we that flout him, but these papistical knaves which do flout us for his sake.

    Robin Tremayne Emily Sarah Holt
  • What papistical abominations have you been teaching the child, Kitty?

    The Beth Book

    Sarah Grand
  • "papistical baptism is worse than none," the Major said, impressively.

    Erema R. D. Blackmore
  • Yet do not be afraid of my re-reading it to you from the mystic, nonsensical, and papistical side.

    Mornings in Florence John Ruskin
  • The fortunes of the papistical Stuarts are foundered for ever.

    Ringan Gilhaize John Galt
  • Ascham not only abhorred all Italians as papists, but all Italian books as papistical.

    Amenities of Literature

    Isaac Disraeli
  • "A papistical cur, and white-livered at that," the bravo answered.

    The Path of the King John Buchan
  • However, that I surrendered your keeping to a papistical infidel is my own blame, and I do not reproach you.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic

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