- a Roman Catholic.
Origin of papist
Examples from the Web for papist
Historical Examples of papist
You surely are not papist enough to think that means a minister is not to marry?Salted With Fire
I have said already that he was a papist only when it suited him.Captain Blood
The Papist clergy say that the poverty of the country is due to English rule.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Do you think he's going to give over this country to a papist?Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas
But surely, Orige, surely thou wouldst never have our own child a Papist?Clare Avery
Emily Sarah Holt
- usually derogatory another term for Roman Catholic
Word Origin for papist
1530s, "adherent of the pope," from Middle French papiste, from papa "pope," from Church Latin papa (see pope).