noun Disparaging.

the Roman Catholic Church.

Origin of papistry

First recorded in 1540–50; papist + -ry

Usage note

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

Examples from the Web for papistry

Historical Examples of papistry

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


    Walter Besant

  • Not one of all who heard him that day ever gave ear again to papistry.

  • The first book exhibits the struggles of the Reformation with papistry.

  • Sometimes the most sincere of Protestants in sickness "relapsed into papistry."

  • The earlier members of the Leighton family had shared the dislike of their fellow townsmen for anything approaching “papistry.”

    The Gilded Man

    Clifford Smyth