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[pey-puh-stree] /ˈpeɪ pə stri/
noun, Disparaging.
the Roman Catholic Church.
Origin of papistry
First recorded in 1540-50; papist + -ry
Usage note
See papist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Not one of all who heard him that day ever gave ear again to papistry.

    Ringan Gilhaize John Galt
  • As for me, I have been hauled before the courts on a charge of papistry.

    London Walter Besant
  • The first book exhibits the struggles of the Reformation with papistry.

    Amenities of Literature Isaac Disraeli
  • Sometimes the most sincere of Protestants in sickness "relapsed into papistry."

  • The papistry which was spreading over the country under the Kings influence seemed to darken the land and to obscure the future.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) John Evelyn
  • The earlier members of the Leighton family had shared the dislike of their fellow townsmen for anything approaching “papistry.”

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • The suspicion of papistry followed him; and orders were given for his arrest.

  • The cornice f represents Heathenism and papistry, animated by the mingling of Christianity and nature.

  • Another was blind, the old Roman papistry had filled its eyes with mist and darkness; to this one it said, "Receive thy sight!"

    Napoleon the Little Victor Hugo
  • Little Holland, since she shook off papistry, hath no persecuting polity like the other nations.

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