[ pey-pis-ti-kuhl, puh- ]

  1. of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.

Origin of papistical

1530–40; probably <Middle French papistique (see papist, -ic) + -al1
  • Also pa·pis·tic [pey-pis-tik, puh-] /peɪˈpɪs tɪk, pə-/ .

word story For papistical

See papist.

Other words from papistical

  • pa·pis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • an·ti·pa·pis·tic, adjective
  • an·ti·pa·pis·ti·cal, adjective
  • non·pa·pis·tic, adjective
  • non·pa·pis·ti·cal, adjective

Words Nearby papistical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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