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[pey-piz-uh m]
noun Disparaging.
  1. Roman Catholicism.
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Origin of papism

From the Middle French word papisme, dating back to 1540–50. See pope, -ism
Related formsan·ti·pa·pism, noun

Usage note

See papist.
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Historical Examples

  • Papism sought to stop me in the discharge of my duty, and you see what has happened to it; and still worse will happen.

    History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)

    J. H. Merle D'Aubign

  • This tale serves as an additional means of recognizing the descent of Papism from Buddhism.