papism

[pey-piz-uh m]
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noun Disparaging.

Roman Catholicism.

Nearby words

  1. papillosity,
  2. papillote,
  3. papillotomy,
  4. papinian,
  5. papish,
  6. papist,
  7. papistical,
  8. papistly,
  9. papistry,
  10. papoose

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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