[ pey-puh-stree ]
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  1. the Roman Catholic Church.

Origin of papistry

First recorded in 1540–50; papist + -ry

word story For papistry

See papist.

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

How to use papistry in a sentence

  • Some said, "Others sned the branches of the papistry, but he strikes at the root, to destroy the whole."

  • Above all others, it was most offensive that the Queen was accused as if she would raise up Papists and papistry again.

  • As for me, I have been hauled before the courts on a charge of papistry.

    London | Walter Besant
  • papistry and a loyal love for the Old Faith seemed to be as strong in her candid eyes as it was implicit in her name.

    The Fifth Queen | Ford Madox Ford
  • He made it plain that he was engaged in a war against papistry, and he asked George White-field, then in America, for a motto.

    American Sketches | Charles Whibley