of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
- Also pa·pis·tic [pey-pis-tik, puh-] /peɪˈpɪs tɪk, pə-/ .
- 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
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How to use papistical in a sentence
This papistical monster was born at Bury, in Suffolk, and partly educated at Cambridge.Fox's Book of Martyrs | John Foxe
Such is the example of holiness that the flock may receive of the papistical bishops.
Henry Fitzsermon, an Irish Jesuit, was imprisoned for his papistical designs and seditious preaching.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) | Isaac D'Israeli
One at least of the minds employed on the minor articles of the work had palpably a papistical leaning.Leading Articles on Various Subjects | Hugh Miller
Given a Luther, and all the old papistical abuses are swept away like so much chaff before the wind.The Doctor's Wife | M. E. Braddon