papism

[ pey-piz-uh m ]
/ ˈpeɪ pɪz əm /

noun Disparaging.

Roman Catholicism.

Origin of papism

From the Middle French word papisme, dating back to 1540–50. See pope, -ism

Related forms

an·ti·pa·pism, noun

Usage note

See papist.
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