or pa·pis·tic

[ pey-pis-ti-kuh l or pey-pis-tik; puh- ]
/ peɪˈpɪs tɪ kəl or peɪˈpɪs tɪk; pə- /

adjective Disparaging.

of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.

Origin of papistical

1530–40; probably < Middle French papistique (see papist, -ic) + -al1

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Usage note

See papist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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