or pa·pis·tic

[pey-pis-ti-kuh l or pey-pis-tik; puh-]

adjective Disparaging.

of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church.

Nearby words

  1. papillotomy,
  2. papinian,
  3. papish,
  4. papism,
  5. papist,
  6. papistly,
  7. papistry,
  8. papoose,
  9. papoose-root,
  10. papovaviridae

Origin of papistical

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

Related forms

Usage note

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

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